The Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) will provide Carer’s Grant support to cover some of the extra costs for carers attending the annual conference. You are eligible to apply if you are a carer, a member of the ANS, and are submitting an abstract to the meeting. We will only accept one application per family. The grant is intended to offset some of the out-of-pocket expenses (up to a total of $500) for carers attending the conference. Up to 10 grants will be awarded per meeting. Applications close on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

The support can be used for (for example):

  • airfares for dependents accompanying the researcher to the meeting
  • airfares for a relative or professional carer accompanying the researcher and his/her child(ren) to the meeting
  • daycare expenses at the site of the meeting
  • extra expenses incurred at home because the caregiver was attending the meeting

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • a carer
  • a member of the ANS
  • submitting an abstract for the meeting.

Note that the grant is supposed to help with costs that are additional to the member and that would not have occurred otherwise.

Applications for a carer grant will be available via the conference registration process (opening 13 May). Please note that upon applying for the grant, you will be asked to briefly describe how you will use the funds should your application be successful. Receipts of proof of purchase will be required in order for the grant to be paid to your nominated bank account.

The applications will be ranked by the ANS Equity and Diversity Committee, and successful applicants approved by the ANS Council. Selection will be based on the following:

  • Priority will be given to junior members (less than 5 years post PhD) over senior members
  • Circumstances where high-needs care is required will be prioritized
  • Applicants giving talks will be ranked above those presenting posters

For any questions regarding the Carer Grants, please contact: