Apply to join the Global Action Research Collaborative – Third Cohort 2022-2023

Article by Jan Richardson, Director of Research
Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia / 23 June 2021

Applications are now open for the third round of the Global Action Research Collaborative (GARC) on Girls’ Education. GARC is a collaboration between the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (US), Girls’ Schools Association (UK), Girls’ Day School Trust (UK) and other participating organisations. Our vision is to engage girls’ school educators from around the world in an action research program that will build a network of girls’ school educators, as well as a valuable and relevant database of research on girls’ education.

The 2022-2023 action research theme is ‘The global reset: New opportunities for educating girls’. Research Fellows will commence an 18-month program of training and action research in January 2022. This will include action research training during the Global Forum III on Girls’ Education in Boston in June 2022, and presenting project outcomes at the NCGS Annual Conference in June 2023. Circumstances permitting, these events will be hosted by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) in the United States. Alternatively, Fellows will attend the workshop and present their research virtually.

Applying to join GARC as a Fellow to undertake an action research project for 2022-2023 is a competitive process open to staff of Alliance member schools in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa. Applications will be considered by a selection committee of the Global Action Research Collaborative.

Applications close on 18 October 2021 and applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in November.

Schools will be responsible for:

  • Support or release time for action research training, conducting research and writing a research report between January 2022 and June 2023.
  • A contribution towards registration fees for two NCGS conferences (virtual or in-person attendance) in 2022 and 2023.
  • Circumstances permitting, the cost of travel to the United States to attend two conferences, along with accommodation, meal and pre/post-conference activity costs, in 2022 and 2023.

The Alliance is pleased to advise that needs-based financial assistance may be available to successful Fellows to subsidise the travel portion (only) of the cost of attending one or both conferences in the US in 2022 and 2023. Travel stipends will only be offered where it can be demonstrated that a Fellow’s school could not otherwise meet the costs of its successful applicant travelling to the US for training and/or to present their research.

Please note that applicants for the GARC program must be a current teacher at an Alliance member school with a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at an all-girls school, and must remain at their current school for the duration of the 18-month program. It is a requirement that applications are fully supported by the applicant teacher’s current school principal.


For further information or to submit an application for GARC 2022-2023, visit the Global Action Research Collaborative page on the NCGS website.

To learn more and read the final reports of our 2020-2021 Fellows, go to:

Meet the 2020-2021 Fellows

Meet the 2021-2022 Fellows

Feedback conversations to motivate adolescent girls’ learning (Karen Lewis, All Hallows’ School, Brisbane, GARC Fellow 2020-2021)

Brave not perfect (Margaret Adeane, Samuel Marsen Collegiate School, Wellington, GARC Fellow 2020-2021)