The standard situation in US research universities is for the university to pay one semester of salary for a year of sabbatical leave, and faculty typically take this sabbatical at another university or research lab, where there is a clear sense of how to fund the sabbatical.
I'm interested to know whether anyone has experience on how to (ethically) fund an industry sabbatical. Specifically:
- Is it possible to work full time in an industry position? If so, do you get half-pay? Half-hours?
- What (ethical) obligations do you have to ongoing grants (say from the National Science Foundation) during such a sabbatical year?
- What (ethical) obligations do you have towards the university that is paying a semester of salary?