Grants of up to $85 per family, per conference day, are available at most SIAM conferences to offset conference-related costs incurred in the care of dependent children. Attendees are responsible for making their own arrangements for child care. The grants will be given as a reimbursement for expenses. If requests exceed available funding, preference will be given to students and early career attendees who are presenting at the meeting.
Babysitting or child care services incurred as a result of participating in the conference are eligible for reimbursement. The services provided do not have to be in the city of the conference, however, they cannot be services that would have been provided regardless of the attendee’s participation in the conference.
Visit www.care.com for information on child care services. Care.com provides a web-based resource to connect individuals with vetted babysitters and nannies. Attendees are responsible for making their own child care arrangements.
For additional information on allowable expenses and reimbursement procedures, see Guidelines for Reimbursement of Child Care Expenses.