Child Care Grants for Entomology 2018

Please note that as of September 10th, all child care grant funding has been allocated.

Small grants of up to $400 are available to assist Entomology 2018 meeting attendees who plan on bringing small children to the meeting, or who incur extra expenses in leaving them home (i.e. extra daycare or babysitting services).

Applications (one per family) must be received by August 3, 2018 to be considered by the Child Care Grant Selection Committee prior to the advance registration rate deadline. In the event that the number of requests for grants exceeds the available funding, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers and to those whose participation in the meeting is critical to their professional development, however all members are encouraged to apply. In the event funds remain available after August 3, 2018, the application process will remain open until all funds are exhausted.

Those who apply by August 3, 2018 will be notified of their application status on or before September 14, 2018.   Reimbursement checks will be provided onsite at the ESA Registration and Information Desk and will be available for pickup during registration hours.

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.).

Expenses incurred in bringing a babysitter (or family member acting as caregiver) to the meeting or to your home to care for the child/children.

Expenses incurred in bringing a child/children to a babysitter/family member.

Not allowable: Meeting attendee's mileage and travel expenses to and from Entomology 2018 or tickets to local museums, amusement parks, etc. Travel for a family member that is currently an ESA member or fits into a membership category is also excluded.

For questions regarding the Child Care Grant program, contact Cindy Myers, Manager of Meetings & Exhibits, via email at

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