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NOTE: Applications are now closed

The AES is pleased to invite applications from emerging Indigenous evaluators from across the Australasian and Pacific region for support to participate in the AES Annual International Conference.

Past recipients: (L-R) Amohia Boulton (AES Board member), Maimie Butler, Sharon Clarke (AES Board member), Gavin Faeamani, Lafaele Lamositele-Sio, Roberta Williams, Gill Potaka-Osborne, Margaret Sapolu, Doyen Radcliffe

What is the purpose of the grants?

The Conference Support grants support Indigenous evaluators living and working in the Australasian region to participate in strengthening the knowledge base of the evaluation sector and to further develop their own capacities in evaluation with Indigenous people and communities. The grants are designed to support attendance and contribution to the AES conference. 

What are the benefits of the grants to Indigenous evaluators?

Over the years these grants have enabled several emerging Indigenous evaluators from Australasia (the region consisting of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean) to further develop their evaluation skills and knowledge and their professional networks through actively participating in the annual AES conference. We have received very positive feedback on the benefits and opportunities that these grants have provided to recipients over the past five years.

Am I eligible to apply?

There are a number of eligibility requirements and assessment criteria. Please download the application information sheet and assessment criteria to determine whether you are eligible to apply for a grant.

Do you need assistance with the application?

The AES can provide mentoring support and advice on completing applications on request. We strongly encourage applicants who would benefit from this support to contact us as early as possible so that a suitable mentor can be found. We will endeavour to find an Indigenous mentor if this is requested and possible. Please send requests by 1 June 2017 to Michelle Wightwick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. marked “CSG’s Request for Support”

How can you and/or your organisation support the Conference Support Grants?

Please click here, for more information on how you and/or your organisation can support the grants.

How do I apply?

STEP 1: 

Download the Application Information Sheet and the Conference Support Grant Assessment Criteria, and ensure that you are eligible to apply and are able to fulfil the requirements of the grant.

Note: You can also download the whole application kit as a zip file containing all files referred to in Steps 1–3 (Option 1 on download page).

STEP 2: 

Download the application form (in fillable PDF format). If you require assistance to complete your application and contact Michelle Wightwick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1 June 2017.

STEP 3: 

Determine who may be the appropriate and willing two people/organisations to provide you with a letter of endorsement each (see point 7 in the Application Information Sheet). Download and forward to them the information regarding required content and formatting of the letter of endorsement.


Carefully complete the application form. If you are filling in the form electronically, remember to save it to your computer for revision and to be able to print and return it. 
It is important that you complete all questions in the application form in as much detail as necessary to enable the assessment panel to fully assess your application.

STEP 5: 

Submit your application form with the two endorsement letters by 5pm on 3 July 2017 (NOTE: EXTENDED TO 11 JULY). Please send your completed and signed application form and two letters of endorsement by one of the following methods:

by email to:

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Subject: AES 2017 Conference Support Grant Application – [insert your name]

or by post to:

Conference Support Grants

Australasian Evaluation Society Inc