2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Childcare Grants

Grant applications are due by March 23, 2018. Upon approval of application, recipients will be notified (on or around March 30, 2018). Approved recipients will be required to submit a list of expenses and original receipts showing expenses by April 13, 2018.

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The Materials Research Society has a limited number of childcare grants available for those attending the 2018 MRS Spring 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 will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.

The deadline to submit an application (via email to cc@mrs.org) is March 23, 2018. Recipients will be notified upon approval of their application, on or before March 30. After the meeting, approved applicants must send a list of expenses and scans of receipts showing the extra expenses incurred, no later than April 13, 2018. Please allow up to 6 weeks to receive your reimbursement.

Please contact Lorri Smiley (cc@mrs.org) for additional questions.

Allowable Expenses

  • Daycare expenses at the site of the 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.). A signed statement by caregiver including the total amount paid per day is required.
  • 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., are not reimbursed.  

Please note: There will be no MRS sponsored childcare services on-site at the 2018 MRS Spring 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.