Faculty are encouraged to seek funding for externally-supported leaves from foundations and government agencies. These grants for faculty leaves bring prestige to the faculty member and the School and can provide leaves that supplement what the University supports. The School has limited funds to supplement such leaves, which often do not cover a faculty member’s salary for a semester or year. When a faculty member wants to take a leave on an externally-funded fellowship or grant, he or she will be expected to expend leave credits to cover the cost of the salary not covered by the grant. Therefore faculty expecting to take a leave on an external grant should plan accordingly, to be sure they have sufficient leave credits to cover the balance. The School asks that faculty take their department’s curriculum plans into account when applying for fellowships. In addition, faculty should bear in mind that it is generally appropriate for at least three years to elapse between a faculty member’s scheduled leaves.