| Proposals are evaluated by the Grants Committee using the AIR Forum Scholarship Scoring Rubric based on the following criteria:
Benefit to the Applicant: There is a clear and compelling rationale for why attending the conference will benefit the applicant in their professional development as an institutional researcher.
Participation in the Conference: The applicant describes the ways in which they will participate in the various learning experiences that are available at the conference.
Supervisor Support: The support letter from the supervisor affirms the support of the institution for the applicant to attend the conference and discusses how attendance at the conference will benefit the applicant and the institution.
Statement of Financial Need: The application contains a full and detailed budget statement that demonstrates the need for support from NEAIR/AIR.