Application Process

Apply by Friday, November 2. IBSC will email applicants and notify their schools by Friday, November 30, 2018.

IBSC will accept 40 applicants into the 2019-20 IBSC Action Research Program, with a maximum of two individuals per school. Starting this year, the program accepts individual researchers only (no teams). If a school submits two or more applications, we ask the head of school to work with us to prioritize the applicants. No application will be considered without the Statement of Support from the head of school. Preference is given to first-time IBSC action researchers.

In addition, the head of school must supply the name and email of a senior member of staff willing to act as a mentor for the researcher. The mentor 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.