Dependent Care Travel Fund
Funds are available to support faculty who wish to attend academic conferences and/or work with collaborators at other institutions but who have child care responsibilities which may make this difficult. Awards of up to $750 per year are available to assist regular faculty (Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors), with expenses incurred in association with professional travel. Examples of expenses that may be supported include additional, above-the-ordinary, hours of care for dependents at home; contracting for childcare at a conference; or even taking a caregiver to a conference or on a short research trip. Spouses, partners, and other family members are not normally eligible for travel expenses or compensation. To apply for funding please complete this online form, or send a written application to Dean of the Faculty, Box 1857, attention Anne Windham. Applications must be received at least 30 days in advance of travel, and should include details of the conference or other event, an explanation of its importance for professional development, the name and age of the dependent requiring care, a description of the arrangements for which support is requested, and a budget. Please note that under current tax law, this is treated as a taxable benefit and is subject to tax withholding.