The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is partnering with colleges, including Bowers CIS, BPP, CALS, CAS, CHE, CVM, and ENG to provide funds to faculty PIs to assist when research postdocs and research associates go on parental leave. 

The funds will be provided to the faculty mentor to assist in covering the research forgone while the postdoc or research associate is on leave.

Goal: To provide support for research continuity and support diversity in the workplace by making it easier to support research staff on parental leave.

Amount: $10,000 total for each postdoc or research associate who goes on parental leave. (OVPRI and each college/school will share the program costs.)

How to apply: Faculty apply to the Associate Dean of Research or related leader in your college. 

This is a two-year pilot project.