Academic Development and Outside Studies Program

The Academic Development and Outside Studies Program (ADOSP) provides a period of paid leave for sustained research, scholarly activity or professional experience for academic employees.  As an additional benefit it may also help academic employees to establish or renew links with colleagues in appropriate fields outside the University for the purpose of enhancing their own research within the University. 

Academic employees considering applying for a period of ADOSP should familiarise themselves with the following:

*Following the completion of the Academic Division realignment exercise, the pathway for approving Academic Development and Outside Studies Program (ADOSP) applications has been revised and is outlined in the process schedule below.

The revisions impact the approval pathways only. It is important to note that the revisions will not impact on employees' entitlements or any other aspects of application. Further, a more thorough review of the policy and associated procedures will be undertaken in the immediate future and will follow the usual consultation process.

The information listed below provides an indication of the timelines for future applications in the coming years:

Semesters 2 and 3, 2014 Date
Call for applications 10 February 2014
ADOSP Application Form completed by applicant and forwarded to supervisor 7 March 2014
Completed by supervisor and forwarded to the Divisional ADOSP Committee 21 March 2014
Recommendations of Divisional ADOSP Committee forwarded to HR 28 March 2014 
Checked by HR and forwarded to University ADOSP Committee 11 April 2014
Final decision from University ADOSP Approval Committee 17 April 2014
Written advice from HR to applicants 24 April 2014
Semester 1, 2015** Date
Call for applications 28 April 2014
ADOSP Application Form completed by applicant and forwarded to supervisor 30 May 2014
Completed by supervisor and forwarded to Divisional ADOSP Committee 13 June 2014
Recommendations of Divisional ADOSP Committee forwarded to HR 20 June 2014
Checked by HR and forwarded to University ADOSP Committee 4 July 2014
Final decision from University ADOSP Approval Committee  18 July 2014
Written advice from HR to applicants 1 August 2014
Semesters 2 and 3, 2015** Date
Call for applications 4 August 2014
ADOSP Application Form completed by applicant and forwarded to supervisor 29 August 2014
Competed by supervisor and forwarded to Divisional ADOSP Committee 12 September 2014
Recommendations of Divisional ADOSP Committee forwarded to HR 3 October 2014
Checked by HR and forwarded to University ADOSP Committee 17 October 2014
Final decision from University ADOSP Approval Committee 14 November 2014
Written advice from HR to applicants 28 November 2014

** Dates are dependent on the outcomes of the comprehensive policy review process.