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46th DPS Meeting Dependent Care
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46th DPS Meeting Dependent Care

DPS Dependent Care Grants

The AAS DPS Professional Development Subcommittee is pleased to open this year's application cycle for the DPS Dependent Care Grant program, sponsored by the new Susan Niebur Professional Development Fund.

In 2011, the DPS began a pilot program to help parents of small children attend the DPS meeting. After surveying the DPS membership, it was clear that the economic burden of child, elder, and disabled dependent care affects a small fraction of our membership, but the impact is so great that it can often prevent attendance at meetings, especially for early career scientists or those with limited funding.  Therefore, members may apply for up to $250 to subsidize dependent care services during the DPS conference week, for use either at the DPS meeting location or at home.

To apply, please fill out the online Dependent Care Grant Application.

Deadline is Sep. 2, 2013.  If requests exceed available funding, preference will be given to those presenting and those with the greatest financial need.  For questions, contact Majd Mayyasi-Matta at majdm@bu.edu.

Childcare Sharing

Please visit the Childcare Sharing Forum to find other attendees interested in sharing childcare. You will need to register to view and post on the forum.