Pilot Travel Grant Program

PEARC22 Dependent Care
Travel Grant Pilot Program

The PEARC22 Conference is dedicated to broadening representation of its attendees, especially among early-career individuals, by lowering the barriers to participation. 

To support the goal of broadening representation across the full spectrum of our community and to make attendance possible for those who have dependent care responsibilities, the PEARC22 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) subcommittee is piloting a Dependent Care Travel Grant program for PEARC22 Conference attendees. The travel grant is intended to offset travel expenses of dependents and/or caregivers accompanying the attendee to the conference, or the cost of in-home care while the attendee is away.

Who is eligible?

Attendees who demonstrate that it would be difficult or impossible to attend the PEARC22 Conference if this resource was not provided and who demonstrate that attending the PEARC22 Conference will demonstrably enhance their professional development and/or career opportunities. Priority will be given to attendees who are presenting a paper/poster, chairing a session, leading a tutorial/workshop/BoF, mentoring students, etc.

How do I apply?

Applicants will be required to submit an application detailing need, amount requested, and how attendance will demonstrably enhance their professional development and/or career opportunities.

Applications may be submitted via this form:

Review Criteria

Completed applications will be reviewed by a committee of volunteers assembled by the PEARC22 DEI subcommittee. Dependent Care Travel Grants will be prioritized and awarded based on the following criteria: 

(1) submission of a fully completed application by the published deadline,

(2) documented need for funds to offset qualifying expenses, and

(3) demonstration of how attendance will enhance professional development and/or career opportunities. 

All registered attendees will be eligible to apply, but priority will be given to those presenting a paper/poster, chairing a session, leading a tutorial/workshops/BoF, mentoring students, etc.

Timeline

Applications are Open: May 6, 2022
Deadline for Applications: May 27, 2022 (5PM ET)
Award Announcements: June 3, 2022
Disbursement of Funds: Post-Conference

Other Information

For the purposes of the PEARC22 Dependent Care Travel Grant pilot program, “dependent care” is defined to include accommodations/expenses related to care arrangements and/or travel for children, as well as for elderly or disabled family members for which the attendee may be responsible. Pet care is not a qualifying expense.

Any violation of the PEARC22 Code of Conduct could result in the grant award being rescinded or reimbursed to the conference.