The American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation (ICCE) TIG are pleased to invite professional evaluators living and practicing in under-resourced countries and experiencing financial hardship to submit applications for International Travel Awards to attend and present at the 2023 AEA Annual Conference. The conference is scheduled for October 9-14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
This year we anticipate awarding three International Travel Award stipends of up to $2,500 USD each. In addition to the stipends, awardees also receive waived conference registration, pre/post conference workshops, and one year of AEA membership. The awards may be used to support travel costs (flights, visas, etc.), food, and accommodations.
Please note that awards are paid out by wire transfer up to 30 days post-conference as a reimbursement of completed, documented expenses, and are paid only to those who are selected, attend, and make the anticipated presentation. No funds will be dispersed prior to the conference.
Eligibility and How to Apply: In order to qualify for an AEA International Travel Award, all applicants must meet all criteria below:
Awardees must be fully aware of all applicable travel restrictions, visa requirements, and vaccine requirements in order to attend the conference. Make sure to observe COVID restrictions and mandates. We advise applicants to secure a visa before booking non-refundable flight tickets or investigating travel insurance options. We do not recommend waiting for an acceptance notification before applying for a visa. Please note that if you book flights that include layovers, there may be visa requirements in place. For information on requirements for air travelers to the US, click here.
Email the following documents on or before the March 31 deadline to Alysson Akiko Oakley:
Proposals should be in English, while letters of support may be in a different language (English, Spanish, or French are preferred).
A small committee of reviewers from the International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation TIG of AEA will select the travel award recipients based on the following criteria:
Expectations: You will be attending the AEA Annual Conference from Monday through Saturday (October 9-14, 2023), and, at some point during that time, you will be giving your presentation as scheduled on the conference program. You are welcome to attend pre- or post-conference workshops, but these are not required. Participants in the program will receive special invitations to meet colleagues from around the world and participate in special sessions at the conference.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 31 at 11:59 PM in the Eastern Standard Time zone in the United States (EST). Please note that you must have already submitted a presentation proposal to AEA.
Funds for the International Travel Awards are raised through generous donations to the annual AEA Silent Auction and the contributions of workshop speakers who donate their honorariums.
Questions? Need help preparing your application materials? Please contact Alysson Akiko Oakley for more information.