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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.jpg 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.

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

New timeline! Next call for proposals to open early 2022

ARS prioritizes the health and safety of its employees and partners. Therefore, ARS has delayed the next 1890 FRSP call for proposals until early 2022 to maximize the effectiveness of this sabbatical program. In the meantime, individuals can prepare for the next call for proposals by exploring potential partnerships on the 1890 Partnerships Hub and visiting the ARS Research Home page.


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.