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RRF Scholar Program

The RRF Scholar Program is designed to support one quarter of teaching release for faculty members. To be eligible, the applicant must teach at least four regular courses per year of three credits or more; independent study and dissertation supervision are not included.

Awards include the department’s teaching replacement costs and may also include research support (e.g., student assistants, travel, supplies). Although requests for teaching release have come most frequently from the arts, humanities, and social sciences, all faculty are eligible.

Preparing the Application budget

The sample budget shown on the Instructions for Preparing an RRF Proposal page shows how to present estimated teaching replacement costs in the 01 Salary and 07 Retirement and Benefits sections.

It may help to review the post-award Scholar Budget Instructions to get an idea for how the Scholar and non-Scholar parts of the award are managed.