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    The 2019 SPIE Photonics West Child Care Grant

    The SPIE Photonics West Child Care Grant

    SPIE Photonics West Child Care Grant

    SPIE believes that parents should have an equal opportunity in sharing their research and participating in conferences and symposia.  

    The 2019 SPIE Photonics West Child Care Grant is designed to supplement the cost of childcare for SPIE Members who are registered to attend our largest annual meeting. Grants of up to $500 will be made in the form of reimbursements for expenses related to childcare of children under the age of 13 during the duration of the meeting. 

    Families are eligible for one grant per household per year.
    The application period for the PhotonicsWest 2019 grant is now closed. 

    Eligible applications are approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applicants receive notification of status by 10 January 2019.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Applicant must have a current SPIE Membership through 1 March 2019.
    • Applicant must either be registered for the conference by the application deadline of 17 December 2018 (excludes free exhibit-only registrations) or have an accepted paper or presentation at the conference.
    • Applicant must be the parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 13 who will need childcare in order for the applicant to attend the meeting. 

    Conditions of Grant:

    • Funding is to be made via reimbursement after the conference. 
    • Eligible expenses for reimbursement are limited to airfare of a caregiver or costs for hiring child care during the meeting. 
    • Abuse of the grant will result in future ineligibility. 

    Reimbursement Policy:

    • Expenses for reimbursement are to be submitted within 30 days of the conference along with a completed reimbursement form.
    • Proof of purchase is required for all child care expense claims (includes airfare itinerary and childcare billing).
    • International reimbursements are made via bank wire and domestic reimbursements are issued by check.