Prizes & Awards

Child Care Grant Program

Beginning with the 2022 LS/FIO conference, the grant amount will be increased to $1000.

Grants of up to $1000 are available to assist DLS members who are participating (in-person or virtually) in the APS March meeting, CLEO or FiO/LS who incur extra childcare expenses to be able to participate in these conferences (e.g., extra daycare or babysitting services). Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers. 

Eligible costs include babysitters (onsite at the conference location or at home) and airfare/hotel for a caregiver to accompany the child to the conference location. Meals, toys, onsite transportation and tickets to museums or other attractions are not eligible for reimbursement. Grant recipients are solely responsible for their choice of child care provider; APS-DLS does not endorse any child care providers. 

To apply, please submit the application form attached here to pambowlan@lanl.gov by the deadline for the conference that you are attending.

Please note: DLS membership is required to apply for the childcare grants.

Application Deadlines for 2023:

  • APS March Meeting - February 1st, 2023
  • CLEO - April 7th, 2023
  • FIO/LS - September 9th, 2023

Child Care Grant 2022 Application Form 

For questions, contact: Pamela Bowlan. 


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.