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 pursue key areas of academic activity that: 

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

For more information about SSP processes in your organisational unit, contact Human Resources. 

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