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Section E.5 of the Graduate School Handbook
Any GA, fellow, or trainee may request a short-term absence to recover from a personal illness or to bereave the death of an immediate family member. (Definition of “immediate family member” is provided in
Reasonable requests for short-term absences will generally be approved and stipends will be maintained, without requiring make-up time. Appropriate documentation regarding the reason for the short-term absence is required but may be waived in some circumstances.
Eligibility for Short-term Absences. All GAs, fellows and trainees, regardless of appointment length or type or FTE, are eligible to request a short-term absence.