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|SPR Family Care Grant|
In order to improve support to SPR meeting attendees with significant family care responsibilities, SPR is once again providing small family care grants (up to $400 per family) for SPR members with dependents requiring childcare, elder care, or care due to disability. These grants are intended to support financial need and to help offset the costs of wrap-around care at home accrued during meeting travel, or care for dependents at the meeting site.
Eligibility: Any member with one or more dependents who require childcare, elder care, or care due to disability is eligible for this grant. Grants are intended to assist members with financial need, not to cover routine childcare costs. Preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers or for whom attending this particular meeting is especially important for professional development (e.g., it is a critical point in the tenure trajectory or a student or post-doc is on the job market).
Application Process: Applicants should complete the brief application form by May 31, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the grant, please contact Anna Weinberg (please include “Family Care Grants” in the subject heading).
Future Years: WISE and the board of directors will evaluate the success of last year's and this year's grant to determine distributions in future years.
Reimbursements: Reimbursements will be distributed after the Annual Meeting. Each recipient must complete a Reimbursement Form included with the award notification and submit it with scanned original receipts by email no later than two weeks following the event. Reimbursement may be requested for eligible expenses up to the maximum amount of the grant. Expenses that exceed the amount of the award are the sole responsibility of the recipient. No funds would be distributed until after the meeting, and no funds would be distributed on-site at the meeting.