Purpose of the committee

To make recommendations to PVC-R with regards to awards of sabbatical leave.

Key Responsibilities

To develop, implement, review and monitor the University-wide Research Sabbatical Scheme;

To set the guidelines under which the Research Sabbatical Scheme will operate;

To set University-wide criteria and policy for sabbatical research leave application with due regard for matters of equality, diversity and inclusivity;

To advise the Deans and the Associate Deans (Research) on all matters relating to research leave;

To hold two calls for applications per academic year, and award research sabbatical leave according to the criteria for the scheme;

To provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants;

To receive end of Research Sabbatical Leave reports from staff upon completion of the period of leave and provide feedback where appropriate;

To disseminate case studies about research sabbatical leave to encourage applications across the University;

To provide annual reports to Council.


Chair Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) Ex- officio

ADRs One per Faculty/School Ex-officio

IPR Director Ex-officio

In attendance: Project Manager (University Research), Secretary

Procedural Rules

Quorum: Three

Frequency of meetings: Typically two meetings per year