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3.4 Period of Pure Research Leave

Faculty members, other than Assistant Professors (Research), Associate Professors (Research), Professors (Research) and Senior Fellows, may apply for a period of pure research, which is defined as leave from teaching and other institutional responsibilities during which the faculty member receives full or partial salary through Stanford from sponsored research.

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Applications for periods of pure research should be requested on the regular leave form (Appendix A) for review and approval by the department Chair and Dean of the school.  
In making the decision to approve or deny a period of pure research leave request, consideration will be given to the faculty member’s teaching and other contributions to the educational program of the University, scholarly productivity, number of Ph.D.’s completed under his or her supervision, previous leaves without salary, and any other relevant circumstances.  
Sabbatical eligibility does not accrue during periods of pure research.