Jeff Thompson Research Award
The Jeff Thompson Research Award seeks to honour Professor Thompson's efforts to establish the research profile of the International Baccalaureate® (IB), by providing IB practitioners, graduate students and early career university professionals with awards to conduct research related to IB programmes.
Darlene Fisher, University of Bath, United Kingdom
An analysis of the impact of IB leadership training on two cohorts of aspiring IB school leaders
Sarah Lillo, University of Southern California, United States
International-mindedness and text choices in Diploma Programe (DP) English courses in the United States
Shona McIntosh, University of Bath, United Kingdom
The enduring benefits of Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS): an evaluation of the transformative potential of the CAS programme experienced by International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme alumni.
The deadline for applications is 31 May 2018. Please note, the application deadline has been extended from January to May for 2018.
Applications will be accepted in English only. All applicants must use the provided application form to submit applications, by email, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify a mentor prior to submitting an application. Ideally this mentor will be a university faculty member from a relevant field and will have experience with conducting research.
The mentor is expected to provide guidance on research methods and instruments, review draft reports, and ensure that the research meets quality standards.
Preference will be given to applications with mentoring agreements in place at the time of their application. The mentor agreement is part of the application form.
Communication and reporting expectations
An implementation plan, including draft instruments that will be used in the research, should be submitted within six months of the start of the award.
Brief periodic progress reports should also be provided to the IB by email during the course of the project. Please email email@example.com.
Lastly, all recipients are expected to provide a detailed report of the results of their research at the end of the project.
The award will be considered completed when all application documents have been approved by the Jeff Thompson Award Committee. This may require revisions for quality assurance purposes.
Submission guidelines for final products
Please submit the following documents to complete the award:
- A project implementation plan should be submitted within six months of the start of the award.
- An abstract of 150-200 words, submitted as a Word document.
- A summary of the study of 20-35 pages, submitted as a Word document. All summaries must be edited and copy-edited before submission.
- A full study report, such as a dissertation or master's thesis, if applicable
- A record of how the funds were spent
Applicants should submit the above documents electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The project will be considered finalized after the Jeff Thompson Award Committee has reviewed, provided feedback on and approved all final products. Final abstracts and summaries will be published on the IB public website.
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