The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is committed to global leadership to advance best practice in all forms of impact assessment via our network of members and practitioners.  We deeply value equitable and sustainable development and the right of citizens to have a voice in the decisions that affect them.  For those reasons, IAIA created the Conference Inclusiveness Bursary.  


We are now accepting applications for a limited number of bursaries to be awarded to representatives who identify as Indigenous persons, members of affected communities, and persons from under-represented populations or least developed countries (LDCs) to attend IAIA22. It is IAIA's hope that these bursaries will help the marginalized, vulnerable, or disadvantaged to be able to build their knowledge and capacity to lead or participate in impact assessments by attending our annual conference. In addition, we hope their insights, knowledge, and experience will be shared with other delegates at the event and thus enrich the conference experience for all.


Note: Due to the generosity of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, IAIA is able to offer additional bursaries to representatives of Canadian Indigenous groups. Please follow the CIB application instructions at the link below.


Full application instructions are posted at  The application deadline is 7 March 2022.



The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is pleased to offer this CBS program in partnership with the Norwegian Environmental Agency and Norad's Oil for Development and Energy Programmes, to aid individuals in attending IAIA22. 

The primary objective of this stipend is to help reduce poverty in OfD and Energy Programme partner countries by providing training and knowledge to impact assessment professionals that are working to sustainably manage their country's petroleum and energy resources.  A select number of applicants who meet all qualifications will receive a stipend to attend the conference. 


Full application instructions are posted at  The application deadline is 24 November 2021.



The Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship honors the legacy that IAIA's former CEO has left on the organization and the field of impact assessment. IAIA will sponsor two award winners this year; one is the 2020 award winner, Christopher Ibeh, and the second will be a new award winner.  This scholarship allows young practitioners in the region of the host country to attend the IAIA annual conference.  Potential candidates are those who have never attended an IAIA annual conference in the past and who also submit an abstract to present a paper at IAIA22 by the 8 November abstract deadline. Full application instructions are posted at The application deadline is 6 December 2021



A limited number of bursaries will be awarded to students and 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 and students from around the world to attend our premier annual event.


Potential candidates are those who have never before attended an IAIA annual conference, and are either currently a student enrolled in an impact assessment or related undergraduate or graduate program OR are currently employed in the field of IA and living/working in a country listed under the World Bank's GNI categories of low-income economies, lower-middle-income economies, and upper-middle-income economies. Young professionals must be 30 years or younger at the time of application to qualify; there is no age restriction for students.


Full application instructions are posted at The application deadline is 5 January 2022.




A limited number of free training course registrations are available to student participants of IAIA22 once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments. If you are interested, please send the following to during the application submission period specified below:

  • first name and surname;
  • a 300-word statement of interest explaining how the chosen training course(s) could contribute to your research or student career;
  • proof of full time student status (proof can be provided in the following forms: a copy of a recent transcript or a letter from an administrative professional indicating your full time student status); and,
  • first and second course choices.

Applications for free course registrations will be accepted from 18-31 March 2022. Allocations of the free training course slots will be made in early April based on the order in which the requests were received and subject to instructor approval.


You can find additional information on all student and young professional opportunities at





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