Child Care Grant Program

Grants of up to $500 are available to assist DLS members who are bringing children to CLEO or FiO/LS or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (e.g., extra daycare or babysitting services). Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.

Eligible costs include babysitters (onsite at the conference location or at home) and airfare/hotel for a caregiver to accompany the child to the conference location. Meals, toys, onsite transportation and tickets to museums or other attractions are not eligible for reimbursement. Grant recipients are solely responsible for their choice of child care provider; APS-DLS does not endorse any child care providers.

We are now accepting applications for child care grants for FiO/LS in Washington, DC, September 15-19, 2019. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is August 19, 2019, and successful applicants will be informed by August 26th. To apply, submit the application form format_pdf and the faculty mentor recommendation form format_pdf, along with proof that the paper has been accepted to the conference, to the APS-DLS Secretary-Treasurer (Rohit Prasankumar,

Rohit Prasankumar
Technical Staff Member
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Los Alamos National Laboratory