SPR Family Care Grant

In order to improve support to SPR conference attendees with significant family care responsibilities, SPR is launching a pilot program to provide small family care grants (up to $400 per family) for SPR members who have dependents who require 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 conference travel, or care for dependents at the conference site.

Eligibility:

Any member with one or more dependents who require childcare, elder care, or care due to disability would be 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).

  • Grant recipients must be current members of the Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Grant recipients must be registered for the 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Only one parent/caregiver for a single family may apply.

Application Process:

Applicants should complete the brief application form by September 1, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the grant, please contact Anna Weinberg at anna.weinberg@gmail.com (please include “Family Care Grants” in the subject heading).

Future Years:

WISE and the board of directors will evaluate the success of the 2018 pilot 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.

Allowable Expenses:

  • Care at the meeting site.
  • Increased expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver attended the meeting (for example, overtime at a daycare center, cost of a sitter, etc.)
  • Travel for a babysitter (or family member caregiver) to the meeting or your home.
  • Transportation of a child/children to the caregiver.

Unallowable Expenses:

  • Travel and other expenses related to the attendee’s participation in the meeting (including registration and other expenses that would otherwise be incurred to attend)
  • Tickets to museums and other attractions
  • Meals
  • On-site transportation
  • Family care (nanny, babysitter, after-school care) not related to meeting attendance
  • Travel for the child, children, or adult who accompany the parent/caregiver to the meeting city
  • Pet care expenses