|Call for Applications for the 14th Annual Meeting Childcare Support Awards|
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer new childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 14th Annual Meeting, which will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 4 - 6, 2016. The awards will be used to cover childcare expenses while attending the Annual Meeting up to the limit of the award. Award amounts will vary, but the maximum amount awarded will be $500. You may also apply for the travel award in addition to the childcare award. If you receive both awards, the maximum amount awarded will be $1000.
Awards will be competitively allocated and limited to one per institution. The number of awards granted will depend on the estimated cost of each application, matching funds available, and the amount of funds raised by the NPA*. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek matching funds from their institutions and to include that information in their applications.
Deadline for submission: Friday, November 6, 2015
To support a family-friendly NPA meeting by providing childcare support to postdoctoral scholars who are parents that attend the Annual Meeting.
To be eligible for a childcare support award, the applicant must:
Submit all required application materials by 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, November 6, 2015.
We strongly encourage applications from postdoctoral scholars and parents who:
A successful application will include the following:
Please submit all of the required application materials by 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, November 6, 2015, using the 2016 Annual Meeting Childcare Support Award submission form
The childcare support awards selection committee will review all applications, and recipients will be notified no later than December 11, 2015.
*Please see "Restrictions" for more information on allowable expenses. Total award amounts will not exceed $500 (childcare support award) or $1,000 (childcare support and travel award), and awards are often less and usually do not cover all of the expenses.
Travel expenses not allowed include:
Childcare support award recipients are required to attend all three days of the meeting. Childcare support award recipients are required to stay at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, for a minimum of two nights and a maximum of three nights.
Questions about the application process should be directed to Amy Wilson, NPA Office and Marketing Manager, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-326-6424.
*To sponsor childcare awards or other sessions for the 2016 NPA Annual Meeting, please view the 2016 Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities.