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Grants, Fellowships, & Residencies: Preparing for Your Sabbatical or Research Leave

Speakers on this panel are returning this fall to campus after productive sabbaticals and pre-tenure leaves that were augmented by grants, fellowships, or residencies. They will discuss the experience of the leave, the work they were able to accomplish, the ways in which their grant or fellowship improved their leave (or vice versa), and the planning that they undertook to make the most of these opportunities.

  • Ali Akhtar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. Ali was a 2015-16 Robert M. Kingdon Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Anita Charles, Lecturer in Education and Director of Teacher Education. Anita received a Fulbright Scholar Teaching Award that enabled her to spend Winter/Spring 2016 at Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi, India.
  • Donald Dearborn, Professor of Biology. Don began his 2015-16 sabbatical with a residency at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina.
  • Larissa Williams, Assistant Professor of Biology. Larissa is a Maine INBRE Investigator, with a five-year grant supporting her project The Role of Nfe2 in Oxidative Stress Response During Development.
When: Tuesday, October 4th, noon-1:00. Lunch will be provided.

Where: Commons, Room 201

Open to all faculty, but particularly recommended for those planning for a sabbatical or research leave in the 2018-19 academic year. RSVP to Joseph Tomaras (, x6243) by September 27th so we can have an accurate headcount for lunch.


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