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Travel4Expertise – The Grant for Caregivers

Applications close September 30th 2024

The opportunity to train in new techniques or analyses often requires researchers to travel to different institutes, cities or countries. These training visits can take weeks to months. While there are several opportunities for researcher to access travel and research funds to learn new techniques from other researchers (in labs, at workshops or courses), these opportunities may not be practical for those with carer duties. To promote equitable opportunities for research, the IUIS Gender Equity Committee offers a small number of Travel for Techniques grants-in-aid (up to $2500 USD each) in 2024 to support the caregiving costs for those researchers travelling to learn new techniques.

You may read more details about this exciting opportunity in the document attached and here

Please kindly be noted that these funds are not to support conference attendance. 

The grants-in-aid do not cover:

  • Normal formal childcare costs at home
  • Costs related to the trip of the researcher, such as travel expenses, consumables, accommodation while away, or workshop fees etc.

Applicants are asked to provide a one-page document that includes:

  1. Name and institution, city, country of the training site.
  2. Training technique, workshop or course details, including website and contact details of the person providing training or hosting the workshop.
  3. A list of current or requested funding to support travel and attendance.
  4. A short explanation of why the training is important for the research.
  5. A short explanation of how this award will support your participation.
  6. A brief budget, with quotes where appropriate.
  7. A CV of the applicant should be attached.

All researchers (ranging from PhD students, postdocs to early PIs (up to 12 years after PhD, excluding career breaks) with caregiving responsibilities who attend(ed) a training/workshop/course between 1/10/2023 and 30/9/2024 are eligible to apply for this grant.

Applications should be addressed to [email protected] to the attention of Mitra Momeni.

Application deadline: September 30th 2024

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