Grants and Opportunities

The Alliance offers a variety of grants, fellowships, awards and other opportunities to assist members in learning about, conducting and publishing research related to the education and wellbeing of girls. From the Global Action Research Collaborative which provides action research training to the Alliance Research Grant for high-quality research projects; from a Fellowship which aims to inspire new ideas and expand knowledge to an award recognising exceptional teaching; and from participating in an Australia – New Zealand exchange programme to writing an article for one of our publications, the Alliance provides an array of research and professional learning opportunities for all levels of teachers and professional staff employed by member schools.

Alliance Research Grant

The Alliance offers an annual grant of up to $15,000 (AUD) to assist academic or professional researchers, including educational consultants and teaching or professional staff of girls’ schools, to undertake research specifically relevant to the education or wellbeing of girls at single-sex schools in Australia and/or New Zealand. The Research Grant is advertised each year in the Alliance’s monthly e-newsletter and in the online news hub, [IA] News. To subscribe to the Alliance newsletter, please email [email protected]

Applications for the 2021 Alliance Research Grant close on 20 November 2020.

Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Fellowship

The Alliance offers an annual Fellowship of $10,000 (AUD) to support outstanding educators from member schools to investigate topics or issues related to girls’ education. The Fellowship aims to inspire new ideas, innovation and excellence in girls’ education and/or expand knowledge and expertise for the benefit of girls’ schools.The subject of proposed projects is limitless provided a benefit to girls’ education is evident and a willingness to share the knowledge gained with the Alliance is displayed including, but not limited to, writing a paper for the Alliance’s publication, In Alliance, and presenting at an Alliance conference. For further details, please visit our Fellowship page.

The Roslyn Otzen Award for Exceptional Teaching

Established in honour of an Alliance founder and former president, The Roslyn Otzen Award for Exceptional Teaching recognises outstanding women and men who have made a significant contribution to teaching in a girls’ school. The recipient will receive an award of $2000 (AUD) along with complimentary registration at an Alliance conference or event of the recipient’s choice, scheduled within 24 months of the award announcement.

The closing date for nominations for the 2021 Roslyn Otzen Award is 1 December 2020

2021 Exchange Opportunities within Australia and New Zealand

With COVID-19 travel restrictions likely to impact international school exchanges in 2021, the Alliance is facilitating connections between member schools in New Zealand and Australia interested in exploring exchange opportunities together. Members can respond to staff exchange opportunities posted in the Alliance exchange database or post their own proposals explaining the kind of exchanges they are interested in. To view current opportunities or post new proposals, go to the Alliance exchange database.

Global Action Research Collaborative

The Global Action Research Collaborative (GARC) on Girls’ Education is a partnership between the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (US) and other participating girls’ school organisations. Research Fellows complete an 18-month programme of training and action research, culminating in Fellows presenting their research at an international conference and producing a final report for publication.

Applications for the 2021-2022 GARC programme close on 9 October 2020.

Contribute an article about your research to [IA] News or In Alliance magazine

If you are involved in a research project or innovative programme related to girls’ education or wellbeing, we would love to hear from you. Articles of 1,000 to 4,000 words can be contributed to [IA] News — the Alliance’s online news hub — at any time. All articles published digitally on [IA] News will be considered for inclusion in our annual flagship print production, In Alliance, but the final choice will be at the sole discretion of the EditorFor more information, please visit our Publications page.


For further details about any of the above opportunities, please email [email protected]