Special Studies Program

Special Studies Program

Special Studies Program provides eligible academic staff with release from normal duties and access to financial assistance in order to enhance their research productivity, teaching practice, professional practice, artistic development and/or qualifications.

Special Studies Program Policy and Special Studies Procedures outline the framework and principles by which the program operates, including eligibility requirements. It is important that you read these documents and other supporting documentation and resources provided on this page prior to beginning your application.

Key dates

Applications Open - 8 September 2023

Applications Close - Friday 29 September 2023

Please note late applications will not be accepted.

COVID-19 Travel Considerations

Applications will be considered in line with the current travel advise and COVID-19 travel restrictions.  Further information is available from SCU Travel Services.

Key materials


As part of the Special Studies Program process, reports are received from the Research Office on research outputs and provided to the Committee. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Research Office to review their research outputs and provide updates as needed as early as possible in the process.

Further information

For more information on the Special Studies Program please email orgdevelopment@scu.edu.au