Program fellows make a full-time commitment and should avoid obligations that will interrupt the appointment. Your fellow should be provided with a project that entails full-time attention (based on 40 hours per week).
Fellows do not earn annual or medical leave, but may be allowed occasional absences without a reduction of their stipend. All absences must be approved in advance by you, the mentor, and should be allowed on a limited and as-needed basis only. Be sure to check with the MLEF site coordinator and program manager if you have any questions.