Financial Aid Opportunities

Energy capacity building stipend (CBS) program

IAIA, in partnership with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), offers this CBS program to aid individuals in attending IAIA24. The primary objective of this stipend to provide training and knowledge to impact assessment professionals in Norad’s partner countries 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 8 January 2024.

Conference inclusiveness bursary (CIB) program

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 who identify as Indigenous persons, members of affected communities, or persons from underrepresented populations or least developed countries (LDCs) to attend IAIA24. The intention of a bursary is to fully fund a participant’s registration and travel expenses to attend the conference.

Thanks to funding from the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office, a certain number of bursaries will be given to Indigenous persons from British Columbia, Canada.

The application deadline is 8 January 2024.

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 who have submitted an abstract to present a paper at IAIA24 by the 31 October abstract deadline.

The application deadline is 8 January 2024.

Student-specific opportunities

STUDENT REGISTRATION FEE DISCOUNT: A discounted student registration fee is available for students who 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. For further information on student registration or to register at this rate, please visit our registration page.

TRAINING COURSE FEE WAIVERS: A limited number of free training course registrations are available to student participants of IAIA24 once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments. If you are interested, please send the following to

  1. Your name
  2. A 300-word statement of interest explaining how the chosen training course could contribute to your research or student career
  3. 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)
  4. First and second course choices (see courses listed on pages 11-17 of the preliminary program).

Applications for free course registrations will be accepted from 4-18 March 2024. Allocations of the free training course slots will be made in late March based on the order in which the requests were received and subject to instructor approval.