HEAD Childcare Grant Applications Due May 13

The HEAD Executive Committee, along with and Eureka Scientific and Conference Connection, are committed to helping HEAD members with young children be able to attend the HEAD meeting. HEAD childcare grant applications for up to $400 are due by Friday, May 13, 2011 via email to HEAD members will be responsible for arranging the childcare, the grants are intended to offset the cost of this childcare. We anticipate awarding up to eight grants of up to $400.00 each to offset childcare costs. This might include babysitting costs at the hotel, or contributions towards the daily expenses of a spouse/relative attending the meeting to care for the child.

Note that one child may attend the HEAD banquet for free with a paid adult. Please contact Ann Hornschemeier, HEAD secretary-treasurer ( with additional suggestions.

How To Apply

To apply for a child care grant (up to $400), please send a <150 word text proposal to Trish Dobson, of Conference Connection ( before May 13, 2011. The subject line of the email MUST read "PROPOSAL FOR HEAD 2011 CHILD CARE GRANT". This proposal should include the name, full contact information (address, phone number, email address), current research institution and position title (postdoc, junior faculty, etc.) of the proposer. Students should indicate their year in their graduate program whereas scientists should include the number of years since their PhD was awarded. The proposal should also describe how the funds will be used, how critical the funds are to the student's/scientist's attendance at the meeting, and whether or not an abstract has already been submitted for presentation at HEAD 2011 by the proposing student/scientist. It is the expectation that those proposing for the grants are presenting an abstract at the HEAD meeting.

We hope to make notifications quickly (before end of May).