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NAOC 2020 Caregiver Grants

Open: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:00:00 AM - Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:59:00 PM


Applications for Caregiver Grants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 March at 11:59 PM Eastern

AOS is pleased to provide Caregiver Grants to help society members attending the NAOC 2020 meeting accommodate their various dependent-care needs (e.g., parents of young children; care of an ailing spouse or parent). See the Caregiver Grants page on the NAOC 2020 meeting website for more details [add link].

Conditions and eligibility:
  • Must be a member of AOS

  • Preference will be given to early career conference attendees who are presenting.

  • Applicants can apply for general travel awards as well as caregiver awards.

  • 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, 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 abstract; however, you are required to register within 30 days of receiving notification of your 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 ½-page written description (not to exceed 300 words) of the need for support and an itemized budget. Written description prompt: Describe your need for support, how the funds will be used, and how attendance at the conference will benefit you and/or the AOS.

Please send any questions to NAOC@americanornithology.org with the subject line AOS Caregiver Grants.

Click the “Apply Now” link below to begin your application
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