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Community Sabbatical Research Leave Program

The Community Sabbatical Research Leave Program, created and administered by the Humanities Institute, enables directors and staff members of Central Texas 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations to apply to the University for paid flexible leave in order to pursue a question or problem related to their organization and its constituency. Community Sabbatical grantees receive a UT EID for access to library and databases and a $5000 stipend.  Grantees also are matched with University faculty members with related interests who provide assistance and consultation on the proposed project.

Pictured above are 2012 Sabbatical Grantees: Rene Valdez, Andrea Marsh, Rocio Villalobos, and Eugenio del Bosque. Staff members from local organizations like A Legacy of Giving, Urban Roots, Migrant Clinicians Network and Safe Place have participated in the Program.  The research of former program participant Julian Huerta, Director of Foundation Communities, was also featured in a 2007 issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Interested? Click here for the 2016-2017 Community Sabatical application!

Additional Links:

Community Sabbatical Program Profiled in the Statesman
Current Sabbatical Grantees & Projects

Past Grantees & Projects

For more information, please contact the Humanities Institute at (512) 471-9056 or

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