Application Process

The deadline to apply is 10 November 2017. IBSC will email applicants and notify their schools by Thursday, 30 November 2017.

IBSC will accept 40 applicants into the 2018-19 IBSC Action Research Program, with a maximum of two individuals or teams per school. If schools submit two or more applications, we ask the Head of School to work with the IBSC to prioritize the teams. No application will be considered without the Statement of Support from the Head of School.

In addition, we require the Head of School to supply the name and email of a senior member of staff willing to act as a mentor for the researcher. This person receives details of the research timetable and regular updates on the researcher’s progress during the project from the Team Advisor. The mentor assists the researcher to successfully meet deadlines throughout the project. For a detailed overview of the mentor position, please consult The Role of the Mentor (PDF).

The mentor also acts as a critical friend in the planning, implementation, and presentation of the project, and meets regularly with the researcher to provide any assistance or feedback needed. The mentor ensures all submissions and the final report are formally edited and correctly referenced ahead of publication.