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George J. and Rhoda W. Kriz Study Leave Award


All CALS faculty are encouraged to take study leave. To encourage such leave, George J. and Rhoda W. Kriz established an endowment for off-campus scholarly assignments.

Award Amount

One award of $10,000 is available each year to support study leave.


Any CALS faculty member with approved study leave at an out-of-state location is eligible. However, applications must be submitted prior to the study leave occurring. A faculty member will not be considered eligible for the award if it would need to be applied retroactively or while the study leave is already occurring.

Nomination and Selection

Submit applications to NCARS on or before the third Friday in November of each fiscal year.

The Kriz Award can be used as leverage to obtain other support for the study leave.

Application Materials

  1. An application in the form of a cover letter that describes where and with whom the study leave will be, how the leave will enhance the applicant’s program, and how the leave will be of benefit to the college.
  2. NC State University Scholarly Assignment Leave Form.
  3. Curriculum vitae (two pages maximum). Include in the CV: (a) up to 10 publications — five most significant and five from the last five years, (b) current grant support, and (c) list of previous sabbatical leaves (dates, length and location).

Where to Send Application

NC Agricultural Research Service
201 Patterson Hall, Box 7643
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7643


Peter Vantine,