Child Care Grants

Grants from the both the American Physical Society (APS) and the IEEE-Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) are available.  Please see details below.


American Physical Society (APS) Child Care Grant

Grants are available to assist meeting attendees' needs who are bringing small children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services). Expenses must be documented by receipts. Applications received by September 2, 2016, will be given preference, and review of applications will commence after this date and notification to recipients will be made.

Please click here to begin the application process for the APS Child Care Grant.

NPSS Child Care Assistance

The Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society is offering child care reimbursement of up to $400 per family as a Pilot Program to assist conference attendees who incur additional childcare expenses by attending an NPSS conference.   Limited funds are available and preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers who are IEEE NPSS members. Up to five candidates will be selected per conference per year.  Allowable expenses include:  Babysitting or child-care expenses at the conference location while parent(s) attend sessions; additional babysitting or child-care expenses incurred in leaving a child at home while parent(s) attend the conference; or transportation expenses for a childcare provider to care for child(ren) during the conference (e.g., an adult or relative not sharing your residence).

Eligible applicants: Families where both parents are registered attendees at the conference; parent (registered attendee) who brings child(ren) to the conference; or parent (registered attendee) who incurs additional expenses at home (above their normal child-care expenses) while attending the conference.  Notification of reimbursement selection will be made prior to the conference.

Expenses must be documented on the standard IEEE Expense Report. Documented expenses, together with receipts, must be received by the conference finance chair/treasurer ([email protected]) within two weeks of the completion of the conference. If documentation is not received within 2 weeks following the end of the conference no reimbursement will be made. All reimbursements will be made after the conference.

Please click here to begin the application process for the NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant.

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