Released Time for Research (RTR)
The Kean University Released Time for Research and Creative Works Program (RTR) was established in 1976 through a letter of agreement between Kean University and the Kean Federation of Teachers to support faculty research and creative works. Through this program, faculty, librarians, and professional personnel apply to receive research awards of released time (up to 6 credits) and limited direct costs. All full-time faculty, librarians, and professional personnel are eligible to submit proposals for original research or creative works in any discipline. Applications are accepted during the fall semester; deadlines are in January. The Kean University Released Time for Research and Creative Works Committee reviews submitted proposals and makes final award recommendations to the President. Funding levels may vary from year to year. Awards are announced in March for the following academic year. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs administers the RTR program on behalf of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.