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1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program


About the 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program (FRSP)

Since 2015, the USDA Agricultural Research Service has offered a Faculty Research Sabbatical Program for faculty at 1890 land-grant universities (LGUs). The program provides 1890 LGU faculty members with the opportunity to participate in a residency at an ARS laboratory to conduct cooperative research of mutual interest with ARS. Each year pending annual appropriations, ARS invests up to $500,000 in the program to support expenses such as salary, housing allowance, personal living expenses, travel, and research costs.

Important Program Changes in FY 2020

Please note the changes to this program in FY 2020:

Call for Proposals

Information on the call for proposals for the FY 2020 award cycle will be posted mid-November 2019, and applications will be accepted through January 31, 2020. The FY 2020 award cycle will fund research collaborations that begin by September 1, 2020. The residencies may begin as early as May 15, 2020, or as late as June 1, 2021.

Past program documentation:

Contact

For more information on the 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program, email 1890FRSP@usda.gov.

To learn more about ARS research programs, visit the ARS Office of National Programs home page.