Childcare Grants

Grants applications are due by October 31, 2017. Upon approval of application, recipients will be notified (on or around November 10, 2017). Approved recipients will be required to submit a list of expenses and original receipts showing expenses by December 8, 2017.

The Materials Research Society has a limited number of childcare grants available for those attending the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit. Grants of up to $300 will be given to selected registered meeting attendees who are bringing young children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., added hours of daycare or babysitting services). 

In the event that the number of requests exceeds the available funding, preference was given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.

Approved applicants must send a list of expenses and receipts showing the extra expenses incurred, by December 8.   Please allow up to 6-8 weeks to receive your reimbursement.

Allowable Expenses

  • Daycare expenses during meeting week (off-site at meeting*)
  • Extra daycare expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver was attending the meeting (for example, overtime at a daycare center, cost of a sitter, etc.)
  • Expenses incurred in bringing a babysitter (or family member acting as caregiver) to the meeting to care for the child.

Not allowable:  Meeting attendee’s mileage and travel expenses to and from the MRS meeting or tickets to local museums, amusement parks, etc.

Applicants must be preregistered for the meeting to submit a grant application.  Registration info is available at http://www.mrs.org/fall-2017-registration/.  

Please contact Lorri Smiley with questions.

*Please note: There will be no MRS sponsored childcare services on-site at the MRS Fall Meeting. MRS does not sanction or recommend childcare providers, and does not assume responsibility or liability for child care services of any sort. It is the responsibility of the parents to thoroughly investigate all childcare providers.