Every year the AES offers grants to emerging Indigenous evaluators from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean to support their participation in the annual AES Annual International Evaluation Conference.

Frequently asked questions

What does the grant cover?
Who should apply?
What are the eligibility criteria?
What is the application process?
Do I need a referee?
What is the timeline?

Are you interested in supporting the conference support grants program?

  • You can volunteer for the applications review panel.
  • You can volunteer to mentor and support applicants with the application process
  • You can act as a buddy to grants recipient at the conference
  • You can provide financial sponsorship of the grants program (with exposure during the conference and in the conference handbook).
Email the Chief Executive Officer, Bill Wallace, to discuss

What previous grant recipients have said

Over the years these grants have enabled grant recipients 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.

Amohia Boulton

Whakauae Research Services, New Zealand

Attending the conference provided the opportunity to meet with other indigenous researchers and evaluators; to participate in the indigenous forum; to network with new and re-connect with old colleagues; to hear advancements in the field of evaluation from some of Australasia's, and the world's, best evaluation practitioners; and to generally be inspired!.

Kirimatao Paipa

Kia Maia Ltd, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

This opportunity was invaluable for me as a shy emerging indigenous evaluator.  [...] I have a distinct memory of meeting and being overawed by the number of renowned specialists who attended the conference, and being appreciative of their interest in having a conversation with me – a little Maori girl from Aotearoa.