INTERDEPARTMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM
IBiS CAREER SUPPORT GRANT
The IBiS Career Support Grant will cover costs of dependent child care for IBIS graduate students and
postdoctoral researchers in IBiS labs who are attending learned society meetings, academic conferences,
workshops, and other scientific activities related to their research projects as well as professional development
events. Awards from the IBiS Career Support Grant may be used by recipients for dependent child care at a
conference, or at an alternative location including at home, and may include expenses incurred in transporting a
Eligible graduate students and postdoctoral researchers will submit proposals and may submit more than one
request (and receive more than one grant) within the academic year.
Funding will be provided in the form of dependent care grants, and payments will be made as additional
compensation through the regular payroll. This type of funding is considered taxable income by the Internal
Revenue Service. Grants will be grossed up by 15% to assist with the potential tax liability, which will vary
based on individual circumstances.
Eligibility and grant requests
IBiS graduate students or postdoctoral researchers in IBiS labs, with dependent children, who are planning to
present research at a meeting or engage in other scientific activity that requires dependent child care outside
normal working hours are eligible.