BPS Virtual Annual Meeting Family Care Grant

Family Care Grants for up to $500 per family are available for BPS Virtual Annual Meeting attendees. The purpose of the grant is to provide families with flexible financial assistance that can be applied towards extra expenses incurred for dependent care during the virtual meeting. Meetings and conferences play a significant role in the professional development of young and experienced scholars alike. Attending these events allows science professionals to enhance their research, forge new relationships with other scientists, bring awareness of their respective fields to others, and help inspire the next generation of students to pursue the field of biophysics. We hope these grants will reduce attendance-related barriers and increase participation within our diverse community.

Expenses Allowed

BPS is currently accepting applications for the 2021 BPS Virtual Annual Meeting. Grants can be used to cover the following expenses (copies of receipts will be required):

  • Extra child/dependent care expenses incurred due to virtual meeting attendance;
  • Caregiver travel expenses to attendee’s home; and 
  • Dependent travel to caregiver’s location outside of the attendee’s home community.

 Expenses Not Allowed

  • Regular child/dependent care expenses that would have been incurred had the applicant not attended the meeting;
  • Travel or other expenses related to attendee’s participation in the meeting such as meeting registration, meals, housing, transportation costs, or other expenses the attendee would already be incurred by attending the meeting;
  • Tickets for entertainment (parks, museums, etc.); and,
  • Meals/Snacks.

  *BPS does not provide or recommend child care providers and does not assume responsibility or liability for child care services.

  How to Apply

   To be considered for a grant, please apply online by clicking this link no later than Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM         (USA Eastern).