ASPS Carers’ Support Travel Grant
ASPS Carers’ Support Travel Grant for ASPS 2023 are now open. The closing date for applications is 28 July 2023. Please send completed applications to the Hon Treasurer of ASPS: Mark Waters, a email@example.com.
As interstate conference attendance is often difficult for ASPS members who are primary carers of young or high needs children, the Society has set aside funds to mitigate this situation and allow the professional development of these members to continue. These funds are to support ASPS member with preschool age children (0-4 years) or children with high needs. The award is open to general members and students whose child-caring duties would normally prevent them from travelling due to their circumstances or because alternative child-minding options are unavailable. The funds can provide for eligible ASPS members towards
- return airfares to the conference location for preschool age children (2-4 years) or children with high needs
- return airfares for a support person to accompany ASPS member
- additional expenses associated with accommodation requirements for family
Note that the accompanying carer need not be a parent or legal guardian.
Support will be awarded on first in first served basis and will vary from year to year depending on the Society finances, meeting location and the number of applications. The Treasurer will apply a formula in calculating individual entitlements and take these factors into account.
Applicants (and their supervisor if applicant is a student) must be financial members of ASPS. Funding is contingent on the applicant having an accepted poster or oral presentation at the conference.
The application form can be downloaded HERE.