JSA Accepting Applications for Sabbatical and Research Leave Support at the Jefferson Lab

About the JSA/Jefferson Lab Sabbatical and Research Leave Support Program
The JSA/JLab Sabbatical and Research Leave Support Program is funded by the JSA Initiatives Fund. JSA will provide living expenses up to $1,500 per month for up to nine months to qualified faculty members to relocate to the Hampton Roads area to conduct full-time research at the Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia, while on an approved sabbatical or research leave.

The JSA/JLab Sabbatical and Research Leave Support Program enhances research opportunities for faculty through access to Jefferson Lab facilities and interaction with Lab researchers and users, strengthens the teaching and research capabilities of universities through faculty involvement, and strengthens the research programs of the Lab by attracting “new blood” and integrating university faculty members in the Lab's programs.

Applicants must be regular, tenured or non-tenured, faculty from a university associated with the Jefferson Lab. Applicants should provide the approval of their home institutions for sabbatical or research leave for the period for which JSA support is requested. Individuals are limited to one award in a five-year period. Faculty members who are retired or retiring, seeking only summer support, hold a Jefferson Lab joint appointment, or living within 50 miles of the Lab are not eligible for JSA sabbatical support awards.

Application Due Date
Application materials are due by March 29, 2019. Support for awards made for this period may begin as early as summer 2019. Upon request from the awardee, JSA will consider modifying start and end dates as it deems reasonable.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should download and complete the application form for submittal of proposals. See the application form for instructions regarding supporting materials. All materials should be submitted via email to jsaprograms@sura.org, with the subject line "JSA Sabbatical Support" by the closing date.

Evaluation Criteria
JSA will evaluate eligible applications and make its decision for award of Sabbatical and Research Leave Support considering the following criteria:

  • Merit and quality of proposed research and its contribution to the research programs of the Lab, including programs in nuclear and related particle physics, accelerator physics and associated fields and the free electron laser program
  • Utility or relevance of proposed research to the Jefferson Lab and effectiveness of the proposed utilization of Lab facilities and resources
  • Likelihood that the proposed objectives will be accomplished during award period
  • Recommendations from professional references

JSA may consider other information if necessary to ensure a fair and objective evaluation process. Preference for award will be given to applicants whose home institutions are SURA member universities.

Contact SURA Chief Governance Officer and Principal JSA/JLab Liaison, Elizabeth L. Lawson. SURA is the Administrative Member for JSA and manages and supports the activities and programs of the Jefferson Lab Committee.

JSA manages and operates the Jefferson Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Last updated January 14, 2019.