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|Call for Applications for the 17th Annual Conference Childcare Support Awards|
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 17th NPA Annual Conference, which will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida, April 12 - 14, 2019. The awards will be used to cover childcare expenses while attending the NPA Annual Conference, 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 support award. If you receive both awards, the maximum amount awarded will be $1000 total.
Awards will be competitively allocated and limited to one per institution. The number of awards granted will depend on the estimated cost of each applicant, 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: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
To foster a family-friendly Annual Conference 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 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
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, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 using the 2019 Annual Conference childcare support award application.
The awards subcommittee will review all applications, and recipients will be notified no later than December 31, 2018.
*Please see "Restrictions" below for more information on allowable expenses. Total award(s) amount for any individual 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 does not cover all of the expenses related to attending the NPA Annual Conference.
Travel expenses not allowed include:
Childcare support award recipients are required to attend the full three days of the conference.
Questions about the application process should be directed to the NPA staff, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 301-984-4800.
To sponsor travel awards or other sessions for the 2019 NPA Annual Conference, please view the 2019 Annual Conference Sponsorship opportunities.
Childcare Support Award Application Form
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