Dependent Care Professional Travel Grant Program

Assistant professors, associate professors, and professors are eligible for a grant to defray incremental, out-of-pocket expenses incurred for dependent care while traveling for work activities such as attending professional conferences and workshops or conducting research.  
For purposes of this program, dependents are typically defined as children or parents for whom the faculty member is the primary care giver. Questions about the coverage of other individuals may be discussed with Ingrid Gould. Covered expenses include dependent care (providing, not supplementing) at home, the cost of transporting the dependent and/or the caregiver to the meeting, and/or on-site dependent care at the event. A one-time maximum grant of $1,000 is available per academic year. These grants are considered taxable income and will be paid through the payroll system.
Grant requests must be made at least one week in advance of the event. Once all receipts have been submitted, reimbursement will be received as part of the next monthly payroll. To request a grant, please complete the Dependent Care Professional Travel Grant Program application and submit it to:
Janice Cobb
Office of the Provost
5801 S. Ellis Avenue, 510
Chicago, IL 60637 
Campus mail: Levi Hall 510
Within 14 days of returning from your travel, you must submit a Dependent Care Professional Travel Grant Program expense verification form and associated receipts to Janice Cobb at the address noted above.