CSW is proud to report a new awards program from the UCLA Office for Faculty Diversity & Development and sponsored by a New Scholars program grant from the Elsevier Foundation that is providing Travel Childcare Awards to for female postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors with childcare responsibilities. These awards are meant to help defray the cost of travel and childcare while attending professional conferences, meetings, symposia, or workshops related to science heath and technology.
The UCLA Office of Faculty Diversity & Development understands that the pre-tenure years are exceedingly important for exposure and recognition of young scholars research and networking for faculty positions while at the same time being the prime childbearing years for women. This can create stress and conflict for women who seek to both pursue an academic career as well as have a family. This is why they created the Travel Childcare Awards - to reduce the difficulty of managing parenting responsibilities and an academic career.
These awards are open to postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors in the following divisions: Engineering, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Public Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Sciences. Each year, 25 Travel Childcare Awards will be awarded based on need, importance of the meeting to the applicant’s career and the funding available.
For a full list of past recipients, more information, or to apply for the Travel Childcare Award, please visit: