10 Things You Should Know About Applying for Faculty Development Leave

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences: 
    • TBD
  • Architecture: 
    • TBD
  • Bush School of Government and Public Service: 
    • Department Head Deadline – September 8, 2021
    • College Dean Deadline – September 22, 2021
  • Dentistry:
    • TBD
  • Engineering:
    • September 10, 2021
  • Education and Human Development:
    • September 10, 2021
  • Geosciences:
    • TBD 
  • Liberal Arts:
    • September 7, 2021 at 5 p.m.
  • Mays Business School:
    • Department Head Deadline  – August 26, 2021
    • Dean’s Office Deadline  – September 16, 2021
  • Medicine:
    • TBD
  • Nursing:
    • TBD
  • Pharmacy:
    • TBD
  • School of Law:
    • TBD
  • School of Public Health:
    • TBD
  • Science:  
    • TBD
  • Texas A&M University at Galveston:
    • ​Department Head deadline to have approved applications forwarded to the Chief Academic Officer at the college level – September 10, 2021
  • University Libraries:
    • September 15, 2021
  • Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences:
    • TBD
Click here to download a copy of the guidelines.

Please make sure that the abstracts meet the criteria set on the guidelines, as this is what is submitted to the Board of Regents for their approval. Abstracts which do not meet these standards will be returned to the faculty member who is applying for leave to be re-written. If the deadline for submitting the FDL application has passed, or if the re-written abstract is not satisfactory to the committee, the faculty member may be denied leave.

Examples of FDL abstracts before and after editing

FDL Report (Template)

Each leave recipient must submit a report to the Office of the Dean of Faculties by the conclusion of the first long semester after returning from leave. Please login to the DOF portal at https://dofportal.tamu.edu and use the FDL tab to submit your report, which should explain activities undertaken while on leave, the benefits to both the faculty member and the institution, and impacts.

Support from DOF for Faculty Development Leave

The Dean of Faculties receives funding from the Association of Former Students and the Provost’s Office to support faculty who go on faculty development leave. Funds for the faculty development program are distributed to the college and the college has full discretion on how they use the funds.

We also receive some funding from the Texas A&M Foundation to help faculty who receive awards or opportunities that commit the individual to travel and live outside of College Station (e.g., Fulbright, Guggenheim, etc.). The moneys from the Foundation are allocated on a first come basis to faculty for whom accepting an award means also incurring in a substantive expense above and beyond the support received from the award, their department or their college.

If you receive a Fulbright, Guggenheim or other prestigious award that fails to cover all your expenses, you may inquire directly to the Dean of Faculties for the availability of funding to assist you.

Benefits Information