The American Evaluation Association and the International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation TIG are pleased to invite professional evaluators living and practicing in emerging countries or countries in transition to submit applications for International Travel Awards to attend and present at the 2017 AEA Annual Conference to be held November 6-11, 2017 in Washington, DC, USA. This year we anticipate awarding seven International Travel Awards of approximately $2,000 USD each plus waived conference registration, pre/post conference workshops, and AEA membership. The awards may be used to cover actual travel costs, food, and shared accommodations. All awards are paid out at the conference as reimbursement of documented expenses and are paid only to those who are selected, who attend, and who make the anticipated presentation. The International Travel Awards recipients will be notified no later than July 11, 2017.
Eligibility Criteria: In order to qualify for an AEA International Travel Award, all applicants must meet all criteria below:
Funds for the International Travel Awards are raised through generous donations to the annual AEA silent auction and the contributions of workshop speakers who donate their honorariums.
Submission Process: In order to apply for the AEA International Travel Awards, please follow the two steps below:
Proposals should be in English, while letters of support may be in a different language (English, Spanish, or French are preferred).
Please note that the conference proposal and international travel award application processes are separate and require two actions. While proposals are submitted online via the AEA website, travel awards are processed manually by the ICCE TIG Co-Chairs. Applications submitted without a proposal submission to AEA or proposals submitted to AEA without application submission to Xiaoxia Newton will not be considered for these awards. Upon submission of your proposal, be on the lookout for an email from AEA confirming the successful receipt of your proposal.
Expectations: You will be attending the AEA Annual Conference from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday (November 8-11, 2017), and, at some point during that time, you will be giving your presentation as scheduled on the conference program. You are welcome to attend pre- or post-conference workshops (November 6-8 & 11, 2017) , but these are not required. Participants in the program will receive special invitations to meet colleagues from around the world and participate in special sessions at the conference.
Selection: A small committee of reviewers from the International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation TIG of AEA will select the travel award recipients based on the following criteria:
Assistance with Your Proposal and Application: If you are considering applying for an International Travel Award and would like assistance in developing and compiling your conference proposal and/or your International Travel Award application, or determine your eligibility to apply, please contact Xiaoxia Newton at Xiaoxia_Newton@uml.edu on or before Friday, February 24, 2017. We will connect you with a coach from AEA's International and Cross-cultural Topical Interest Group.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:59 in the Eastern Time Zone in the United States (EST). Please note that this is shortly after the deadline for submitting a conference proposal and that you must have submitted both your conference proposal to AEA and emailed your supporting documents for the Travel Award to Xiaoxia Newton on or before Friday, March 17, 2017. In the subject line, please include the text 'International Travel Awards Application'.