DFD Childcare and Disability Grants

DFD Childcare and Disability Grants

Subject to availability of funds, DFD is offering grants of up to $200 to support childcare costs and/or assistance for those with disabilities so attendees can participate in the 2020 virtual meeting and/or breakout events without interruptions.
Deadline is 11:59pm ET on October 16, 2020.


  1. Applicants must be members of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics.
  2. Priority will go to graduate students, postdocs, and early career professionals.

Examples of Allowable Expenses (Non-Inclusive)

  1. Extra child/dependent care expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver was attending the meeting (such as overtime at a childcare center, cost of a sitter, etc.)
  2. Cost of hiring an interpreter or transcriber.
  3. Screen-reading or transcription technology purchased specifically for the meeting.

Examples of Unallowable Expenses (Non-Inclusive)

  1. Regular home-based child/dependent care expenses.
  2. Meeting Registration.
  3. Meals/Food during the meeting.

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.