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RRF Scholars Program

The RRF Scholars Program is designed to support one quarter of teaching release for 10 to 20 faculty members per year. To be eligible, the applicant must teach at least four regular and substantial courses per year; independent study and dissertation supervision are not included. The awards always include the department’s real 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.