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Mary Todd Award — Resources

Eligibility requirements include:.

  • The applicant must have be accorded the release time for sabbatical/other leave from their current institution and will follow their institutional guidelines. Applicants may apply pending approval from their institution.
  • The applicant must be seeking funding to support the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • The applicant must have been initiated to Phi Kappa Phi by Oct. 1, 2018.
  • The applicant must be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi with current dues paid as of Oct. 1, 2023.
  • The applicant cannot be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Mary Todd Sabbatical committee or Society employee at the time of application or announcement.

The application should be submitted online on or before the deadline of Oct. 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CT.

*We will not accept late applications or supporting materials.  

You will be required to submit your current CV and a letter addressing the significance of the proposed research or other scholarly project and the relevance of the proposed activity in contributing to Phi Kappa Phi's mission of recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

Selection is based on applicant letter addressing the significance of the proposed research or other scholarly project and the relevance of the proposed activity in contributing to Phi Kappa Phi's mission of recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

  • To provide documentation of approval of sabbatical/leave from my institution.
  • To submit a high-resolution color photo and brief biographical description for publicity purposes, which may include, but is not limited to, press releases, advertisements, Phi Kappa Phi publications both print and electronic, and any other venue used to promote and educate about The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and/or its award programs.
  • To pursue the proposed sabbatical plan as described in my application, unless prior approval of changes in my plan is secured from the national office.
  • To submit a summary report to the national office within 60 days of the end of the award period that describes the outcomes of the sabbatical/leave, whether the outcomes were met, and how these outcomes have been documented. The report should also contain information on how the new knowledge will be utilized in continuing his/her institutional responsibilities.

Award recipients are required to submit a W-9 and will receive a 1099-MISC from the organization. Recipients should consult with their tax advisor regarding the taxability of award payments.

* Foreign persons, including nonresident aliens, must provide Form W-8 BEN. Depending on the information provided, Phi Kappa Phi may be required to withhold 30% of the award for tax purposes per Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Instructions for completing W-8BEN.


Additional Information

Mary Todd Sabbatical Fact Sheet (PDF)

Contact

Questions? Email kpartin@phikappaphi.org.