Leave requests are managed by each individual school. Faculty should request periods of leave in writing through the Chair of their department, their Dean and the Provost. For more information, see the Faculty Handbook Section III.C.10. These leaves are processed on a rolling basis.
New Parent (Primary Caregiver) Leave
A tenure-line faculty member who will be the primary caregiver of a child (who is in the first year of life or newly homed child of five or younger) is eligible for one semester of paid leave. Tenure-line faculty seeking this leave must attest to their spouse's full time employment during the period of leave as well as documenting the expected birth or adoption date of their child. For detailed information on New Parent Primary Caregiver Leave, review our policy statement.
A faculty member who receives a grant or award may apply for a period of research leave, and may be eligible for Georgetown matching funds. Information on the grant award should be provided to the school dean to accompany the leave request. It is a good idea to seek approval for a period of research leave in advance at the time you are preparing a fellowship application. Faculty seeking a salary matching award must make the request at the time of application. Please contact the Vice Provost of Research or the Office of Research Services for more information.
Medical Leave (Salary Continuance)
Faculty and AAPs on the Main Campus who will be medically disabled for two weeks or more are eligible for Salary Continuance. This is a form of Medical Leave funded by the University that provides for full salary and benefits continuation for up to three months, with medical documentation. If a faculty member or AAP remains medically disabled beyond that point, he or she may apply for Long Term Disability through the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits.
Faculty member may request personal leave for a variety of reasons ranging from family care needs (in which case DCFMLA and FMLA may apply) to an opportunity to participate in the academic life of another institution. In some cases, clock stops may be possible for junior tenure-line faculty with family care needs. For more information on FMLA, go to the office of Faculty and Staff Benefits and the Faculty Handbook, Section IV.K "FMLA Leave Policy".
Junior and Senior Faculty Fellowship Leaves
These leaves provide tenure-line faculty one semester of research leave (i.e., no teaching or service activities). The Junior Faculty Fellowship is given to tenure track faculty to provide additional time to develop their scholarly record for their rank and tenure review. Senior Faculty Fellowships are given to tenured faculty. These fellowships are distributed with a preference to support faculty in disciplines such as the humanities who have limited opportunities for external funding to support a research leave. For more information, go to Junior and Senior Faculty Fellowships.