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 (including assessment criteria) to determine whether you are eligible to apply for a grant.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION INFORMATION 

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. CHECK ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

Download and read the application information and ensure that you are eligible to apply and are able to fulfil the requirements 
of the grant.

Need assistance with preparing your application? If you have any questions or need assistance completing the online or PDF form please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 1 July 2024.


STEP 2. SECURE YOUR REFEREES

Identify two referees who are happy to provide their details, including email and contact phone number, so we can contact them as endorsement of your attendance. 
Note: Applications without two referee details for endorsement will not be assessed.

A referee should be someone who has worked alongside or supervised the work of the applicant or post-graduate student and can verify the benefits of attending the conference.


STEP 3. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Option A: ONLINE

Complete the online application form, including the contact details of two referees,
by COB Friday 5 July 2024.

COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM 

Option B: PDF/EMAIL

Download the fillable PDF application form.

  1. Complete the form, including the contact details of two referees.
  2. Print and sign the form.
  3. Scan and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by COB 5 July 2024 [Subject: AES 2024 Conference Support Grant Application - Your name]

DOWNLOAD PDF APPLICATION FORM 

Option C: OVER THE PHONE – REQUEST A CALL-BACK

Request we call you back by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • your name 
  • contact phone number
  • the details of your two referees, including email and contact phone number

This email is to be received by the AES Office no later than COB Friday 5 July 2024. We will arrange to call you so that you can answer the questions contained in the application form over the phone.

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Conference support grants for emerging Indigenous evaluators are proudly supported by: 

Australian Government National Indigenous Australians Agency
Australian Government Australian Centre for Evaluation
Paul Ramsay Foundation 
Institute for Social Science Research (The University of Queensland)
Ninti One Limited
Rick Cummings