March Meeting Caregiver Awards

DCMP March Meeting Caregiver Awards

DCMP recognizes that caregiving responsibilities can pose challenges to attending the APS March Meeting. Awards of up to $800 are available for DCMP meeting attendees who incur extra caregiver expenses during the meeting. Eligibility would require that the attendee participate in a DCMP-related activity, such as giving a talk on a DCMP topic (sorting categories 7, 9, 11-15; contributing an abstract before the deadline is sufficient), or doing condensed matter physics-based news coverage or public engagement activities. 

Awards may be used for either child or adult dependent care at the meeting, for extra dependent care at home while the grant recipient is at the meeting, or for caregiver assistance for attendees with disabilities. The funds can also be used toward on-site care or transportation costs for either dependents or caregivers. The recipient will certify that the requested funds are extra expenses due to the travel, and are above and beyond normal care expenses (for example, day care or home nursing costs).

A dependent for purposes of this program is defined as 1) a child, newborn through 16 years of age (or any physically or mentally disabled child under the age of 18 who is unable to care for themself), who resides with the applicant and for whom the applicant provides primary support, or 2) a disabled adult/elder (child, spouse, parent, parent-in-law, or grandparent) who spends at least eight hours per day in the applicant's home and for whom the applicant has responsibility.

How to Apply

To be considered for the award, complete the application by November 15, 2023.

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Receipts/invoices will be required for all expenses.  Please note that this type of funding is considered taxable by the IRS.


Selecting Awards

If the number of requests for awards exceeds the funding, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers, those in special circumstances (e.g., those presenting invited talks), and applicants who have not received a caregiver award in the past year.


Application Misrepresentation

APS reserves the right to deny funds to applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.


Changes in Circumstances

If the need for the award changes between when the application was made and the date of the meeting, the applicant must contact APS to explain. They will be notified if the need is still eligible for funding.