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.

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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 development evaluation training programme, South Africa

3ie is offering three bursaries to support nationals from developing countries for the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA), from 2 – 13 September 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. DETPA is a contextually relevant, practice-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) programme that aims to promote evidence-informed decision-making for sustainable socio-economic development. This course is organised by the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR-AA) and the University of Witwatersrand.

The courses are designed to build the capacity of M&E practitioners, evaluators and new entrants who require high-quality introductory training. They will include a combination of theory and practice based approaches aimed at stimulating interactive participation, critical reflection and debate. Participants can choose between the fundamentals and advanced tracks, or an option to attend individual modules. The fundamentals and advanced tracked are presented in parallel over a period of two weeks. For further details on the programme, click here

To apply for a 3ie bursary, submit your completed applications to Mokgophana Ramasobana (mokgophana.ramasobana@wits.ac.za). The deadline for submitting applications is 31 July 2019.

Download the application

Download the course brochure


Bursaries available for London International Development Centre short course, ‘Evaluation: from Innovation to Impact’

3ie is offering three bursaries to support postgraduates and professional staff from low-and-middle-income countries for the London International Development Centre short course ‘Evaluation: from innovation to impact’. The course will be held from 4 – 8 November 2019 in London, UK. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and extensive work experience will be considered.

The course will include sessions on impact evaluations of development programmes as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods.

To apply for a 3ie bursary, submit your applications to lidcshortcourses@lidc.ac.uk with the subject line “Application 3ie bursary / Short course 2019 / Your first and last name” by 15 September 2019. 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.