How to Write a Letter Requesting a Sabbatical

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Sabbaticals are generally associated with those in academia. If the university is amenable, a sabbatical can help a professor recharge, learn new skills, publish research, explore exotic vistas and return as a rested, well-rounded employee.

Writing a Sabbatical Request

  • Include a brief introduction describing your academic and professional background and accomplishments with the university. Write a clear timetable for the sabbatical -- stating when you will leave and return. The request should include a statement of goals, where you describe how you will spend the time -- working on a book or doing field research, for example. Describe how you will fund the sabbatical -- whether you plan to pay for the whole thing or seek supplemental funding from your employer or available grants. The letter should include benefits to your employer. For example, you might return from the sabbatical having learned a new language or with new research that will benefit the university. If the university has a procedure in place or a form to fill out for a sabbatical request, consult those guidelines and write the request accordingly.

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