Academic Development Program

What is the Academic Development Program (ADP)

A provision for eligible academic staff to undertake a sustained period of academic development - to assist individual members of the academic staff to pursue research; acquire new skills and knowledge that can be applied to their teaching; or to develop ongoing partnerships with industry that will benefit the University.

Details are in the Academic Development Program Policy, and the Academic Development Program Procedures.

Who can apply?

Tenured members of the academic staff of the University will, under normal circumstances, be eligible to apply for ADP if they have completed at least three years continuous service - however please read relevant section of the ADP Policy - Eligibility to Undertake ADP.

If you are uncertain, please contact the ADP Coordinator at, within the Office of Human Resources, for confirmation of your eligibility to apply.

Mentors - Link in to an ADP Mentor

How can I apply?

All applicants will have to meet the assessment criteria as set out in the ADP policy and complete an application template.

Please Note: Applications and any supporting documentation, from you or other parties, must be submitted electronically. Hard copies will not be accepted.

You are strongly advised to discuss your program with your Dean or Director before submitting an application.

Workshop Presentations

The workshop for 2018 will be held on Friday 9 March, 2-4pm at the Parramatta campus. Please rsvp to Kim Nemetz to register.

Following are the presentations and video's from the 2017 workshop. These will be updated after the 2018 workshop is held.

Important Dates for 2018

Round 1 - for undertaking ADP from the first half of 2019

  • Mid March - Applications called
  • Mid April - Applications close
  • Late June - advice of outcomes

Round 2 - for undertaking ADP from the second half of 2019

  • Early July - Applications called
  • Early August - Applications close
  • Early October - advice of outcomes

What obligations do I have if I am successful?

You must complete the ADP Undertaking Form and Leave and Payment Details Form, and submit to the ADP Coordinator. You also need to submit a report on your ADP upon your return. These obligations are further outlined in the ADP Procedures.

For any queries in regard to the ADP policy or process please email or contact Kim Nemetz on x7416