Those for whom participating in the SMT annual conference incurs additional family care costs are invited to apply for a Family Care Grant. We recognize that the virtual format of the 2020 conference may generate unique circumstances for attendees, and we welcome applications from conference participants for whom those circumstances will incur expenses with regard to family care and childcare.
SMT offers a limited number of grants to help defray family care costs for those whose attendance at the Annual Meeting incurs extra family care expenses. Please note that SMT itself does not provide for, arrange for, or recommend any specific family care services.
These grants are made possible in part by donations from the SMT-Forward campaign.
Any current SMT member with additional family care expenses caused by participating in the annual meeting may apply.
Typically up to 4 awards are given, with a maximum award of $400.
To apply for a family care grant, please fill out the online Family Care Grant application form. The application asks for a funding statement, which should include information about any funding available to you for the conference and specific expenses (including dollar amounts) for which you are applying. The application also asks for a family care statement, which should explain the circumstances of family care you will encounter in order to participate in the conference.
Note that if you have not already done so, you must log in first in order to fill out this form.
For any questions, please contact SMT’s Executive Director.