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Dependent Care Professional Travel Grant Program

Assistant Professors are eligible for a grant to defray incremental, out-of-pocket expenses incurred for dependent care while the faculty member is attending professional conferences, seminars, meetings, or workshops. For purposes of this program, dependents are defined as children or parents for whom you are the primary care giver.

Covered expenses include dependent care at home while you are traveling, 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 $500 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, 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.