Bursary Programme

3ie’s Bursary Programme offers funding for individuals to attend workshops and conferences related to impact evaluations and systematic reviews.

For more information on bursaries offered by 3ie please see below.


3ie regularly advertises opportunities for bursaries through open calls. These are open to all L&MIC stakeholders that meet the eligibility criteria. 3ie's members are also eligible for bursary support, but the application process is different. If your organisation is a 3ie member and you wish to apply for bursaries, please contact us for details on the application process.

Apply for bursaries to attend Asia Pacific Evaluation Association conference from 25 February to 1 March 2019, Manila

3ie is offering six bursaries to attend the second Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) Conference from 25 February to 1 March 2019 in Manila, Philippines. This conference aims to improve the theory, practice and use of evaluation across Asia-Pacific. The theme for 2019 is Reducing poverty - enabling peace: evaluation for accountability, transparency and sustainable development.

APEA 2019 promotes capacity development of individual evaluators and member organisations that represent the Asia-Pacific countries -as it advances the principles of transparency, accountability, and learning towards a just and progressive society.

In order to qualify for bursary support, your abstract must be accepted by the 2019 APEA secretariat. To submit an abstract, click here. The deadline for abstracts is 6 January 2019.

To download the bursary application, click here. Please send your completed bursary application to apea.secretariat@gmail.com along with a letter of support from your organisation. Applications close 15 January 2019, 11:59 PM Manila Time.

About 3ie's bursary programme

The bursary programme is part of 3ie’s effort towards building capacity in conducting and using high-quality impact evaluations and systematic reviews that can generate policy-relevant evidence. Bursaries are awarded to researchers and policymakers from low-or-middle-income countries for trainings and conferences organised by 3ie or other organisations. To date, 3ie have awarded over 1,000 bursaries. We anticipate making 90 additional awards in 2018.

For more information, read the 3ie bursary programme project document.

3ie provides bursaries for trainings and conferences related to impact evaluations and systematic reviews such as the African Evaluation Association’s (AfrEA) international conference, Campbell Collaboration Colloquium, Cochrane Colloquium, and courses organized by CLEAR regional centres, and MEASURE-GEMNet.

To be eligible for a 3ie bursary, applicants must be nationals and residents of low- or middle-income countries. They must also be actively engaged in conducting impact evaluations or systematic reviews with local agencies, and not multilateral organisations. Additional eligibility criteria for, as defined by organizers, may also apply.

Bursaries are awarded on a competitive basis through open-calls for applications, which are announced on 3ie’s website and social media pages. In some instances, bursaries are limited to individuals nominated by 3ie’s affiliates.

3ie bursaries cover registration fees, a round-trip economy airfare, and accommodation. All other costs, including meals (not included in the registration fee) and visa application fees, are the responsibility of bursary participants or their employer. Bursary funding does not cover the cost of ground transportation, such as airport transfers or any other per diems.

For more information, please read the eligibility and travel policies.

I cannot thank 3ie enough for the opportunity to share my experience and learn from others at the ReLAC-REDLACME-IDEAS’ Joint Conference 2017 in Léon, Mexico. At the pre-conference workshops, I learned new methods/techniques of evaluation, which I hope I can implement in my work with the government and the communities in Indonesia. The learning during the conference was enlightening and it was great to see that attendants paid attention to the topics and issues I brought to the table —even received responses to issues that I were still to resolve.

- Yulianto Dewata , Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Consultant - ‎Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Indonesia

I would like to thank 3ie for granting me the bursary to participate in the Impact Assessment Training Seminar (SEIMAF) course by CLEAR- Francophone Africa in Abidjan from 10-21 December, 2018. This training helped me acquire important tools that will inform my work particularly in impact evaluation. Thank you again for investing in my future and that of my institution.

- Alioune Seydi , Monitoring and Evaluation manager, Projet de Développement d'une Résilience à l'Insécurité Alimentaire Récurrente au Sénégal (DRIARS). Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Equipement Rural.