Fellows must comply with University Leave of Absence Policy and procedures, as well as any department requirements.
SGF fellowship support for the first 4 quarters related to an approved leave of absence are automatically reserved for later use, provided the support can be used in the first five years of graduate study. Fellows should email VPGE indicating the quarter in which their leave will begin and the quarter in which they will resume their studies. This ensures accurate fellowship records and banking.
Any summer quarter without enrollment that precedes or follows an approved leave is counted as one of the four quarters.
The period considered the first five years of graduate study for the use of the SGF is extended up to 4 quarters related to an approved leave of absence.
If the fellow does not return after 4 consecutive quarters without enrollment related to a leave, the remainder of the fellowship will be cancelled.
If, however, the leave of absence is due to serious illness or other medical condition, or active military service, and will result in an absence of more than 4 consecutive quarters without enrollment, contact VPGE regarding fellowship arrangements.