The Maxwell Dean’s Office encourages faculty to apply for external funding, particularly grants and contracts that (1) further a faculty member’s research agenda and enhance students’ educational experiences and (2) lead to scholarly publications for faculty and students or to thesis or dissertation research for students.
See Policy and Procedures on Research Leaves for Maxwell School Faculty. here, under "Leaves of Absence" and "Faculty Affairs Forms."
Faculty Course Buyouts
Faculty members sometimes receive grants or fellowships that cover a substantial part of, but not all of, a semester or year’s salary. Below are guidelines that govern how the Dean’s Office responds to requests to be relieved of teaching in exchange for grant funds of these types. Requests for buyouts should be prepared by the faculty member and department chair and forward by the department chair to Associate Dean Andrew London. These requests must be received by March 15 for the fall term and by October 15 for the spring term.