Chairholders are eligible for sabbatical leave, ordinary vacation, extended illness, maternity, paternity, family and other types of leaves in accordance with local institutional policies. While a period of leave may not exceed one year, a chairholder may take more than one leave period during the tenure of his or her award as long as there is a minimum of two academic terms between each leave. The program Secretariat will terminate the award of a Chair who takes consecutive leaves.
Except for the exceptions explained in the following section, the period of tenure of a Chair will not be extended to accommodate a period of leave. Any residual funds may be transferred to the next fiscal year, but not beyond the end date of the award.