IAIA Young Professionals Bursary

Financial support for attending IAIA16 in Nagoya, Japan

Application Deadline: 15 February 2016


The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is pleased to announce the new Young Professionals Bursary. For each annual conference, up to 15 bursaries will be given to young professionals in the form of waived registration fees. The recipients are expected to cover all other costs associated with attending the conference. It is IAIA's hope that these bursaries will help more young professionals from lower income economies to attend our premier event. The first bursaries will be given for participants in IAIA16.

Who would qualify for a Bursary?

A successful applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Has never attended an IAIA annual conference before.
  • Is 30 years of age or younger at the time of application.
  • Is currently employed in the field of impact assessment at the time of application.
  • Is living and working in a country listed under the World Bank's GNI (gross national income) categories of low-income economies, lower-middle-income economies, and upper-middle-income economies (list available at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups.

Selection will consider compliance to all above mentioned criteria, as well as the additional requirements listed here.


  • Applicants must meet all of the above-listed qualifications.
  • Applicants must complete and submit an application form and resume/CV by 15 February 2016.
  • The recipients must have valid passports and must obtain and pay for all necessary visas in a timely manner (if necessary).
  • Each bursary includes one complimentary conference registration fee. The recipients are expected to pay all other costs associated with attending the conference.
  • The recipients are expected to attend IAIA16 in its entirety, remaining in Nagoya, Japan, from approximately 11-14 May 2016.
  • The recipients shall submit comments and evaluations of the value of his/her conference participation to IAIA, as requested.

How to apply

Download the application form. The application form and resume/CV must be submitted via email no later than 15 February 2016.