Online system opens to applicant submissions: Monday, November 06, 2023 at 1 pm.
Online system closes to applicant submissions: Friday, December 08, 2023 at 4 pm.
Online system closed for departmental review: Friday, January 12, 2024 at 4 pm.
Online system closes to all school and college level reviewers: Friday, February 09, 2024 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.
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 ensure 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 the Division of Faculty Success at