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Small grants of up to $500 per family are available for APS meeting attendees who are bringing young children to a meeting or who incur extra expenses for child care during the meeting. Grants are available for the APS March Meeting, April Meeting, and most unit meetings. APS meetings also provide family/lactation rooms.
Applications open when meeting registration opens. To be considered for a grant, complete the application by the given deadline.
*APS does not provide or recommend child care providers and does not assume responsibility or liability for child care services of any sort. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) to thoroughly investigate all child care providers.
"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."
If the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.
APS reserves the right to deny funds to applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.
If the need for your grant changes between when you applied and the date of the meeting, you must contact APS to explain. You will be notified if your need is still eligible for funding.
Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.