Meeting Child Care Grants
If the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.
CSWP reserves the right to deny funds to applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.
Changes in Circumstances
If the need for your grant changes between when you applied and the date of the Meeting, you must notify CSWP to explain. You will be notified if your need is still eligible for funding.
Applying for a Grant
The APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) have small grants up to $400 available for meeting attendees who are bringing small children to a meeting or who incur extra expenses in leaving their children at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services).
Examples of Allowable Expenses
To apply, complete the online child care grant application* for your Meeting by the noted deadline.
"I must say this program was very helpful for me, as it covered about half of my costs of bringing my child with me. Otherwise, I wouldn't have brought her and couldn't attend the full conference."
"I am very grateful for the childcare grant since it allowed me to pay partially the expenses incurred by traveling with my own babysitter. I think this type of initiative is really important and deserves to be continued on a regular basis."
About Child Care Grants
APS Child Care grants have been featured in Nature.
"Grants Aim to Help Women"
These child care grants are funded by
- Elsevier Foundation
- American Physical Society (APS)
- APS Division of Polymer Physics (DPOLY)
- APS Topical Group on Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants (GPMFC)