The university Summer Sabbatical policy is governed by BU-PP 714. This policy indicates the kinds of activities that are eligible for summer sabbaticals, and it contains instructions for the timing of the application process to the dean and then Provost.
The university Research Leaves policy is governed by BU-PP 715. This policy identifies the application process for research leaves, indicates the frequency with which such leaves can be received, and details the payment percentage to be received by a faculty member on one-semester and two-semester leaves.
Because faculty salaries are already a part of the academic year budget, no additional funds are budgeted for research leaves. It is helpful in the evaluation process to know what costs might be incurred to cover the faculty member while on leave (e.g., hiring part-time lecturers).