Financial terms: The school must fund all travel, accommodations, and conference registration costs associated with the researcher’s participation in the IBSC Action Research Program. In a nutshell, the head of school must approve all funding for the applicant, including travel costs for both the 2025 and 2026 IBSC Annual Conferences and the cost of editing the final report, if necessary. IBSC underwrites all other expenses, including compensation of the IBSC Action Research coordinator, team advisors, and special consultants working with IBSC Action Research teams and costs associated with the production and posting of materials and reports.

Final report: Researchers must produce a final research report that is well written and rigorously copy edited, following the IBSC Action Research Guidelines. We recommend each researcher use a skilled copy editor.  Prior to submission to the team advisor, the mentor must read, edit, and sign off on the report. IBSC will conduct further editing to ensure the final report achieves the high quality required for publication.

Financial support: To ensure the IBSC Action Research Program is open to member schools with limited professional development funds and to state/public schools, the sponsoring head of school may request financial support from IBSC. A request for this financial support must be made on the Statement of Support submitted by the head of school.