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.

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

About 3ie's bursary programme

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.

Bursaries available for EvalMENA 2020 conference on evaluation for sustainable development and change

3ie is offering five bursaries to support nationals from low-and-middle income countries for the EvalMENA 2020 conference, Evaluation for Sustainable Development and Change. The event will be held from 27 February to 1 March 2020 in Jordan.

The event will include pre-conference workshops for emerging evaluators and sessions on new trends in evaluation, innovative methodologies and evaluation for resilience and climate change.

To apply for a 3ie bursary, submit your applications to info@paleval.org with the subject line “Application 3ie bursary/EvalMENA 2020 /Your first and last name” by 26 January 2020. Download and complete the application from here.

Bursaries available for EvalFest 2020 conference, Evidence building for achieving SDGs: digital development and inclusion

3ie is offering three bursaries to support postgraduates and professional staff from India to attend the EvalFest 2020 conference, Evidence Building for Achieving SDGs: Digital Development and Inclusion. The event will be held from 12-14 February 2019 in New Delhi, India. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and extensive work experience will be considered.

The conference will include sessions on best practices, approaches, evaluation methods and innovations that contribute towards realization of Sustainable Development Goals.

To apply for a 3ie bursary, submit your applications to mmalik@3ieimpact.org with the subject line “Application 3ie bursary / EvalFest 2020 / Your first name and last name” by 22 January 2020. Download and complete the application from here.

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.