The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia offers an annual grant of up to $15,000 (AUD) to assist an academic researcher, postgraduate student or consultant with appropriate academic qualifications to undertake research specifically relevant to the education of girls at single-sex schools in Australia and/or New Zealand. Alliance members have identified two research areas as being of particular interest for 2016:
- overall academic and life outcomes for girls educated in single-sex schools
- the engagement of girls from single-sex schools in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
The key purpose of the research project should be to address differences and similarities in academic, tertiary and/or life outcomes between girls from single-sex and co-educational schools, either in overall terms or specifically in relation to STEM subjects and careers. The Alliance’s priority is to fund evidence-based research drawn from longitudinal data in which outcomes for girls from single-sex schools can be isolated and compared with outcomes for girls from co-educational schools. Applications close on 30 November 2015.