Childcare Grants for the 2017 Annual Meeting
The grant period has passed. Please apply starting next September for the 2018 annual meeting in Washington, DC.
The Association will offer 10 grants of up to $250 USD to assist AHA members who have childcare costs during the meeting. The grants are intended to help offset the cost of child care, enabling attendees with dependent children to attend the meeting.
Grant Eligibility and Terms
History graduate students, adjuncts, and historians looking for a job are eligible; priority will go to those who are on the program and/or who are interviewing at the meeting.
- Grant recipients must be AHA members and must be registered for the annual meeting.
- Only one parent of a child or children may apply for a grant.
- Allowable expenses include babysitters (on-site at the conference location or child care at home) and airfare/hotel costs for a caregiver to accompany the child to the annual meeting location.
- Not eligible for reimbursement are meals, on-site transportation, and tickets to museums and other attractions, as well as childcare expenses (nanny, babysitter, after-school care) not related to attendance at the meeting.
- Childcare funds cannot be used to fund travel or other expenses related to the attendee's participation in the meeting (including meeting registration or other expenses the attendee would already be incurring by attending the meeting).
- Funds cannot be used for travel expenses for the child or children.
Reimbursements will be distributed following the annual meeting. Each recipient will complete an AHA reimbursement form (distributed with the award notification e-mail) and submit it with original receipts to the AHA office at the address noted on the reimbursement form.
Reimbursement may be requested for eligible expenses up to the maximum amount of the grant. Expenses in excess of the award amount must be borne by the individual recipient. No funds can be distributed prior to the conclusion of the annual meeting, and no funds are distributed on site at the meeting.
The application period is from September 15 through November 1. AHA members planning to attend the meeting can apply for a grant by completing and submitting the application form no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 1.
There is a limited number of grants, so the AHA may not be able to meet the needs of all applicants. All applicants will be notified no later than December 1.
Applicants with questions can send them via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursing Mothers' Room
The nursing mothers’ room at the Colorado Convention Center is located on the meeting room level near Room 101; the key is available at the main information counter. A nursing mothers’ room is also available at the Hyatt Regency Denver; ask for the key at the front desk. The rooms are equipped with comfortable furniture and a private area for nursing mothers.
Formal childcare services will not be provided at the meeting. Attendees should make arrangements directly with a provider prior to arriving in Denver (some options are noted below). The AHA assumes no responsibility with respect to these services and accepts no liabilities related to the services provided.