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1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program

The 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program (FRSP) /ARSUserFiles/00000000/1890LandGrantSabbatical/Images/1890logo.jpgprovides 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. Each 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.


Now Accepting Proposals for the 2023 Program
through March 3, 2023

Program Documents

  1. Program Information
  2. Project Template (application)
  3. Budget for Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreements Research and Related Budget (Total Fed + Non-Fed)

About the Program

  1. About ARS and the 1890 FRSP (recording)
  2. About ARS and the 1890 FRSP (slide deck)
  3. Perspective from a former program participant

Frequently Asked Questions here 


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.

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