Staff Development Fund Awards for 2025

The ISASA Staff Development Fund (SDF) considers grant applications from staff at ISASA member schools. Applications can be made for any of the following:

  • International visitorships to independent schools, as well as attendance at conferences.
  • African visitorships to independent schools in other African countries.
  • Targeted research on issues of relevance to independent schooling.

Applications must be supported by a confidential letter of recommendation from the applicant’s Head of School or, in the case of Heads applying, from the Chair of their Governing Body. Complete applications with confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted by no later than Friday, 26 August 2024.

Please note that applications from staff members of schools that do not contribute to the Staff Development Fund cannot be considered.

The SDF Application Form and Guidelines Document are available for download below. Please note that you must be logged into the website to download these documents. If you do not have website account, please contact for assistance.

SDF Application 2025
SDF Guidelines 2025

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