|Call for Applications for the 15th Annual Meeting Childcare Support Awards|
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 15th Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, March 17 - 19, 2017. 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 4, 2016
To foster a family-friendly Annual Meeting by providing childcare support to postdoctoral scholars who are parents or legal guardians.
To be eligible for a childcare support award, the applicant must:
Submit all required application materials by 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, November 4, 2016.
We strongly encourage applications from postdoctoral scholars who:
A successful application will include the following:
Please submit all of the required application materials by 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, November 4, 2016, using the 2017 Annual Meeting Childcare Support Award submission form
The awards subcommittee of the NPA Meetings Committee will review all applications, and recipients will be notified no later than December 2016.
*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); the award is often less than this amount and usually do not cover all of the expenses related to attending the NPA Annual Meeting.
Travel expenses not allowable include:
Childcare support award recipients are required to attend all three days of the meeting.
Questions about the application process should be directed to Amy Wilson, NPA Office and Marketing Manager, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-326-6424.
*To sponsor childcare awards or other sessions for the 2017 NPA Annual Meeting, please view the 2017 Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities.