Who Should Apply?

  • IBSC seeks applications from individual educators in primary, middle, or senior school levels who want to conduct action research projects in their schools on the topic selected for this year's cohort. The program is ideally suited to first-time research projects.
  • Individuals must develop projects that focus on a small number of participants (approximately 10-25 boys).
  • All accepted action researchers must register, pay for, and attend both the 2023 IBSC Annual Conference at Westlake Boys High School in Auckland, New Zealand, July 5-8, and the 2024 IBSC Annual Conference at Viaró Global School in Barcelona, Spain, July 10-13, 2024, to receive training in action research. This required attendance proves essential to establish a sense of community using face-to-face communication.
  • Applicants should be passionate about the topic, thoughtful, well organized, and prepared to collaborate online using technologies such as our IBSC Shorts platform, Zoom, and WhatsApp.
  • In addition to time spent undertaking action research in their schools, participants spend 3–4 hours per week on average participating in online discussions with fellow researchers, reading and researching, and preparing submissions for their research report.
  • Review The Role of the Researcher for a detailed overview of responsibilities.