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1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program

The 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program (FRSP) provides faculty at 1890 land-grant universities (LGUs) with the opportunity to participate in a residency at an ARS laboratory to conduct cooperative research of mutual interest with ARS scientists. Tenure-track and research-track faculty who have been employed for a minimum of 3 years at their current 1890 LGU are eligible to participate in the program. /ARSUserFiles/00000000/1890LandGrantSabbatical/Images/1890logo.jpgEach year, pending annual appropriations, ARS invests up to $500,000 in the program to support expenses such as salary, housing, personal living expenses, travel, and research costs.

To learn more about other programs available to 1890 LGUs, visit the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture website.

FY 2020 Opportunity Now Open! 

ARS is accepting proposals through January 31, 2020. For more information, please visit the program information page.

1890 FRSP Informational Webinar

Save the date! ARS will be presenting an 1890 FRSP informational webinar at 2:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 5, 2019. This will be an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the program!

Web conference URL:

Teleconference #: 1-877-369-5243

Access code: 0827257##



For more information on the 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program, email

To learn more about ARS scientists interested in partnering with 1890 LGU faculty, visit the 1890 Partnerships Hub.

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