Special Studies Program

Applications open on the 15 March for academic staff who wish to participate in the Special Studies Program (SSP) during January 2022 to December 2022.

For any questions regarding the SSP procedure, please contact the HR Service Centre on 8313 1111 or complete the online enquiry form.

Online application forms can be accessed below and must be submitted no later than 31 May 2021.

Applicants should note that 2022 SSP will be subject to the University's financial situation and international travel restrictions. Applicants may need to consider undertaking an SSP within Australia.



Online application forms


Forms & Templates

Online application supporting documents

  • Special Studies Program (SSP) - HOS Supporting Statement Template (Word /Pdf )
  • Special Studies Program (SSP) - Faculty of Arts - Eligibility Criteria Worksheet (Word /Pdf )
  • Special Studies Program (SSP) - ECMS Purpose and Description of Proposed Activities (Word /Pdf )
  • Special Studies Program (SSP) - Purpose and Description of Proposed Activities (Word /Pdf )


  • Special Studies Program (SSP) - Commencement Form (Word /Pdf )
  • Special Studies Program (SSP) - Amendment Form (Word /Pdf )
  • Special Studies Program (SSP) - Report Guidelines and Template (Word /Pdf )

Faculty Coordinators only

  • Special Studies Program (SSP) - SSP Committee Recommendation Template (Word /Pdf )

Useful Information & Resources


  • Faculty SSP Coordinators
Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Rachael Cossons (ext 31976)
Health and Medical Sciences Debbie Wellington (ext 31066)
Arts Kath McCulloch (ext 35216)
The Professions Hadassah Knowles (ext 30855)
Sciences Karyn Appelkamp (ext 33619)