UQ is committed to ensuring a robust career and performance development approach exists for academic staff, which provides a foundation for the achievement of academic excellence.

A Special Studies Program (SSP) provides a unique avenue of professional development. It gives you the opportunity to be released from your regular duties and puruse key areas of academic activity that: 

  • contribute to academic excellence in research and/or teaching, and
  • enchance the contribution to the organisational unit and the University.

Applying for the Special Studies Program

  • Applications open through UQ Jobs: 1 April 2020
  • Applications close: 30 June 2020

For the full application process, read the Special Studies Program Policy and Procedures [5.80.02], which include more information on: 

  • eligiblity requirements
  • approval criteria
  • travel considerations
  • financial assistance.

For more information about SSP processes in your organisational unit, contact your HR Client Services team.

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