A Special Studies Program (SSP) provides a unique avenue of professional development, giving you the opportunity to leave your regular duties and pursue key areas of academic activity that will contribute to your research and or teaching.

Academic staff are eligible to accrue and apply for SSP where certain conditions are met.

Read the Special Studies Program Policy, Procedure and Forms [5.80.02] for more information about the:

  • eligibility requirements
  • criteria for approval
  • the application process
  • relevant forms.

The number of programs approved each year may be limited by staffing and budgetary constraints.

If your special studies program requires travel, you may be covered by UQ's travel insurance (staff login required).

For more detail about the SSP submission dates, read the: