sabbaticals

Susan Singer ssinger at carleton.edu
Mon Jun 9 09:11:33 EST 2003


Dave,
I think your question is a great one. There are many ways to go about 
finding a good lab for a sabbatical. If you are interested in working
with 
someone you haven't met before, it seems to me that it would be fine to 
send them an e-mail with a copy of your cv attached. I think it would be 
important to be clear about what you wanted to learn, but also to be 
flexible and indicate that you hope you can make a contribution to the
lab 
as well. You might be able to extend your sabbatical over a summer by 
having the PI request an ROA supplement to an NSF award if he or she was
a 
current NSF awardee. There are is also sabbatical funding through USDA
that 
might help extend a sabbatical.

Good luck with your sabbatical and enjoy!

Susan

--On Monday, June 9, 2003 12:24 PM +0100 "Robinson, Dr. David" 
<drobinson at bellarmine.edu> wrote:

>
>
>
> Here's a crazy question.....its about sabbaticals.
>
> My college just started offering faculty sabbaticals, so no one here
> really has an experienced answer. So how DOES one go about identifying a
> host lab to work in for a 6-month to year sabbatical?
>
> Is it proper "etiquette" to just email or telephone someone whose
> research you admire and ask them to take you in (even though they don't
> really know you)?  Of course, I would have my own salary, and of course
> I would visit the lab afterwards to make sure its a good "match" and
> all, before I moved in...
>
> Or is it standard practice to only make such a request of a colleague
> that you have a long-standing relationship with (someone you have met at
> past annual meetings, for instance)?
>
> Thanks for any advice.............  Dave Robinson
>
>
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>



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Carleton College			e-mail: ssinger at carleton.edu
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