registration fee discount

A discounted student registration fee is available for students that provide proof of their student status, such as a copy of a recent transcript, letter from an administrative professional, or a copy of a dated student ID card. Student proof must be submitted to prior to payment.
Further information on student registration or to register at this rate, please visit our registration page.

Students and young professionals bursary program

A limited number of bursaries will be awarded to students and young professionals in the form of waived registration fees to attend IAIA23. The recipients are expected to cover all other costs associated with attending the conference. Potential candidates are those who have never before attended an IAIA annual conference, are 30 years of age or younger, 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.
The application deadline is 6 January 2023.   Full application instructions are posted at

Student training course fee waivers

A limited number of free training course registrations are available to student participants of IAIA23 once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments. If you are interested, please send the following to

  • Your name
  • A 300-word statement of interest explaining how the chosen training course could contribute to your research or student career
  • Proof of full-time student status, such as a copy of a recent transcript or a letter from an administrative professional indicating your student status
  • First and second course choices (see courses listed on pages 11-17).

Applications for free course registrations will be accepted from 15-30 March 2023. 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.

Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship

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. 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 submit an abstract to present a paper at IAIA23 by the 7 November abstract deadline.
The application deadline is 6 December 2022. Full application instructions are posted at

energy capacity building stipend (CBS) program

IAIA, in partnership with the Norwegian Environmental Agency and Norad’s Energy for Development Energy Programme, offers this CBS program to aid individuals in attending IAIA23. The primary objective of this stipend is to help reduce poverty in Norad partner countries by providing training and knowledge to impact assessment professionals who are working to sustainably manage their country’s energy resources. A select number of applicants who meet all qualifications will receive a stipend to attend the conference.

The application deadline is 14 November 2022. Full application instructions are posted at


IAIA deeply values equitable and sustainable development and the right of citizens to have a voice in the decisions that affect them. A limited number of Conference Inclusiveness Bursaries will therefore be awarded to individuals that identify as Indigenous persons, members of affected communities, and persons from underrepresented populations or least developed countries (LDCs) to attend IAIA23.

The intention of a bursary is to fully fund a participant’s registration and travel expenses to attend our annual conference. Full application instructions are posted at  The application deadline is 6 January 2023.


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