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.

Open calls for Bursary

Bursaries available for J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia course on evaluating social programmes

3ie is offering three bursaries to attend J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia at IFMR’s annual Executive Education course on Evaluating Social Programmes from 16 to 20 July at the Vivanta by Taj Ambassador, New Delhi, India. Bursary support will only cover the course fees. This course will focus on randomised evaluations, include step-by-step training for conducting evaluations, discuss importance of needs assessment, theory of change and so on. The course is designed for managers and researchers from international development organisations, government and NGOs, amongst others.

Apply for the bursary by completing the course application form. Applications of those selected to participate will be automatically reviewed for eligibility to the bursary programme. Please indicate if you are unable to attend without funding. Applications should be submitted by 11.59pm, 27 May.


Bursaries available for Evidence 2018, 25-28 September, South Africa

3ie is offering seven bursaries for African nationals to attend Evidence 2018 from 25-28 September in Pretoria, South Africa. This regional conference, organised by Africa Evidence Network aims to encourage and promote evidence-based decision-making in Africa. It brings together a variety of stakeholders interested in the production and use of evidence for decision-making, including representatives from government, civil society, universities and the private sector. Discussions will focus on four main areas: quality education, communicable diseases, climate resilience, and good governance. The deadline to apply for bursaries is 1 June, 2018.


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 (379.9 KB)

What kind of events are covered?

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.

Who is eligible?

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.

What does a bursary cover?

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 (87.0 KB)

Feedback from bursary participants

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

The impact evaluation training seminar was organized by CLEAR- Francophone Africa in Dakar, Senegal from 6 to 17 November 2017. It was a great opportunity to enhance and strengthen my knowledge of conducting impact evaluations. I want to thank 3ie and the 3ie bursary programme office for giving me this opportunity and in facilitating this learning experience by supporting my participation at the training seminar. The CLEAR training seminar will be useful on several levels as it would allow me to better develop the terms of reference of the evaluations that I carry out in my organization and would also lead to better management of the evaluation processes.  Furthermore, it will allow me to better analyse and review the research protocols, and other reports provided by the consultants including the relevance of the sample size, the data collection method and the impact evaluation method chosen.

 Bertrand Bio Mama, Research Officer, Bureau of Public Policy Evaluation and Government Action Analysis, Presidency of Benin 

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