Academic study leave
Trimester 3, 2014
|11-Nov-13||Call for applications|
|10-Jan-14||Applications due to Head of School (HoS) or equivalent|
|24-Jan-14||Applications due to Faculty Committee with HoS or equivalent recommendation|
|14-Feb-14||Faculty ASL Committee to forward recommendations to University ASL Committee|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
What do I need to include in my application?
How much funding will I be awarded?
How long can I go on ASL for?
Normally, ASL leave will be for a period of no more than two trimesters and where augmented by other forms of paid or unpaid leave shall not exceed 12 months.
How do I access the ASL funding I have been awarded?
In some cases, a staff member may request for their ASL funding to be transferred to a Deakin research account. It is the staff member's responsibility to provide the Executive Officer with the correct account details. The staff member will then access the funding in accordance with the University's and their areas financial processes.
What happens if I don't use the total amount of ASL funding I have been awarded? Where any part of the ASL grant is unsubstantiated with receipts, the University may seek reimbursement from the staff member.
I haven't travelled on University business before, what do I need to do?
When travelling on University business, staff members must ensure they comply with the Travel procedure particularly in relation to: travel bookings and travel insurance (including augmenting Recreation Leave for leisure travel whilst on ASL).
For details on travel insurance please refer to the overseas travel insurance for staff intranet page.
Important Note: Where a staff member is paid their ASL funding via the payroll system, the staff member can elect to book their ASL flights and accommodation through an external provider. The staff member must ensure that they complete the requirements for travel insurance for Deakin staff.
Where a staff member elects for their ASL funding to be paid into a research account, the staff member must book their ASL flights and accommodation through the University travel system in accordance with the travel procedure.
What happens if I need to change or modify my approved ASL?
It is recognised that changes may be required after an ASL application has been approved. Should this occur, the changes must be notified to the appropriate Committee. Minor amendments such as a change of leave dates may be approved by the Faculty Committee. Substantial changes to the original ASL program or period of leave approved must be submitted to the University ASL Committee for approval.
Substantial changes can include but are not limited to:
- deferring of ASL leave to another year
- changes to research and publications output
- reduction of leave time which may affect the grant amount
- changes of location or institution
- receipt of additional income whilst on ASL
- dependent family member no longer accompanying the staff member
For further advice or to discuss changes to your ASL, please contact the Executive Officer.
When do I have to complete the report?
Please direct general queries to Sherree Barbieri, Executive Officer - Academic Study Leave.
|Sherree Barbieri||+61 3 924 firstname.lastname@example.org|