System opens for submissions: November 08, 2021 at 1 pm.
System closes to submissions: December 10, 2021 at 4 pm.
The Faculty Development Leave Program provides release time to tenured faculty members by providing a limited number of campus-wide awards through a competitive process. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the FY 2021-22 FDL Program will accept applications from faculty that do not require travel, or limited travel, as allowed under the COVID-19 University of Texas Arlington Travel Policy.
Faculty Development Leaves (FDLs) are awarded to support a variety of activities including support for publication, research, teaching, and creative activities. The overriding principle upon which proposals will be evaluated is the potential for achievement of a degree of excellence surpassing the normal responsibilities of a faculty member.
FDLs may be awarded only to faculty members who 1) have served full-time as assistant, associate, or full professors on the UT Arlington faculty for at least two consecutive academic years, and 2) have earned tenure by the time the leave commences. The period of leave shall be either one year at one-half regular salary
or for one semester at full salary. For additional information, please see the most current FDL program guidelines, and an explanation of the
FDL/REP Review Process.
All applications for a Faculty Development Leave must be submitted online via the
Online Proposal Submission System.
To assure that FDL proposals will be reviewed in a timely manner, all deadlines for the current cycle must be honored. For a detailed timetable, please refer to the current
Program Guidelines. For more information, see the Faculty Development Leave Policy in the UT Arlington
Handbook of Operating Procedures,
- For technical questions concerning the online submission process, please email
- For all other questions and comments about the Faculty Development Leave program, contact Faculty Affairs at