Applications for Caregiver Grants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all funding has been disbursed.

We are pleased to provide Caregiver Grants to help attendees of the AOS & BC 2022 meeting to accommodate their various dependent-care needs. See the Family Resources page on the AOS & BC 2022 meeting website for more details. Through the generous support of the National Science Foundation, AOS and BC will offer grants to offset the extra costs incurred by caregivers (such as parents of young children or those providing elder-care) to attend the annual meeting. Any conference registrant will be eligible, although priority will be given to presenters and early-career researchers. Applicants can apply for travel awards as well as caregiver awards.

Conditions & Eligibility

  • Any conference registrant is eligible. Preference will be given to early-career conference attendees who are presenting.
  • Applicants can apply for general travel awards as well as caregiver awards.
  • Recipients of a caregiver award are eligible to apply for another caregiver award two years from their successful application (e.g., received award in 2022, eligible to apply again in 2024). The maximum number of awards is three (3).
  • Funds may be used in any manner to support dependent care—to cover the cost of travel to the conference venue for an accompanying adult caregiver, the cost of dependent care at the conference venue, the cost of additional dependent care at home during the conference, the cost of an unshared hotel room or differential cost of a two bedroom hotel suite, etc. Applicants may also request AOS caregiver grants to cover the Companion/Guest registration fee, which would allow the caregiver to attend all regular events at the conference (see Registration page for details); or funds to cover specific ticketed events for caregivers and dependents. Funds cannot be used for conference registration or travel for the applicant.
  • You do not need to register for the annual meeting before submitting an application; however, you are required to register within 30 days of receiving notification of your caregiver award. NOTE: Awardees will be notified ahead of the May 1 Early Bird registration deadline to ensure that applicants can take advantage of the discounted rate.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted using the online Member Portal link below. Application materials include a half-page written description (not to exceed 250 words) of the need for support and how the funds will be used.

Submit your application.

Questions

Please send any questions to meeting@americanornithology.org with the subject line AOS & BC 2022 Caregiver Grants.

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