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|2021 NPA Annual Conference Childcare Support Awards|
19th NPA Annual Conference
Call for Applications: 19th Annual Conference Childcare Support Awards
Submission deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Notification of proposal decision: November 2020
Call for Applications for Childcare Support Awards
The NPA is pleased to offer childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend the 19th Annual Conference, which will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, from April 16 - 18, 2021. The awards will be used to cover childcare expenses while attending the 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 a 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 costs 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.
*Please note that the NPA appreciates the highly dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the NPA will continue to monitor the situation closely in order to make informed decisions regarding travel.
Deadline for submission: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Goal of the Childcare Award Program
To foster a family-friendly Annual Conference by providing childcare support to postdoctoral scholars who are parents or legal guardians.
Submit all required application materials by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
To be eligible for a childcare support award, the applicant must:
We strongly encourage applications from postdoctoral scholars who:
How to Submit
A successful application will include the following:
Please submit all of the required application materials by 11:59 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 8, 2020, using the 2021 Annual Conference Childcare Support Award application form.
The awards subcommittee of the NPA Meetings Committee will review all applications, and recipients will be notified in November by the NPA.
*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 does not cover all of the expenses related to attending the NPA Annual Conference.
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 the NPA staff by email at email@example.com or by phone at 301-984-4800.
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