Child Care Grant

LSA has grants of $300 available to assist Annual Meeting participants who are bringing small children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services beyond what they normally use).

The applications are open on February 1st, 2020 and will close March 1st. The executive office will email with instructions for applications before February 1st. In the event that the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in the early stage of their careers and to those who have a lower income.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Only one parent of a child or children may apply for the grant.

  • Applicant must be a current Law and Society Association Member.

  • Applicant must be a presenter, chair or a participant at the Annual Meeting.

  • Grant recipients must be registered for the Annual Meeting.

Allowable Expenses

  • Daycare expenses in the city of the meeting.

  • Extra daycare expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver was attending the meeting (for example, overtime at a daycare center, cost of a sitter for extended hours, etc.)

  • Expenses incurred in bringing a babysitter (or family member acting as caregiver) to the meeting or to your home to care for the child, who would not otherwise be attending.

Not allowable

  • Meals, on-site transportation, and tickets to museums and other attractions, as well as routine child-care expenses (nanny, babysitter, after-school care) not related to attendance at the meeting.

  • Child-care funds cannot be used to fund travel or other expenses related to the attendee's own 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 to the Annual Meeting.

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. Each recipient will complete an LSA reimbursement form and submit it with original receipts to the LSA office either by email or at the meeting location.

There will be no LSA-sponsored childcare services on-site at the 2020 LSA Annual Meeting. LSA does not sanction or recommend childcare providers, and does not assume responsibility or liability for child care services of any sort. It is the responsibility of the parents to thoroughly investigate all childcare providers.

We hope that these funds will help parents have a productive and enjoyable conference in Denver, Colorado!

Application Misrepresentation

LSA reserves the right to deny funds to applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.


Please contact the LSA Executive Office at


240 Hicks Way

Amherst, MA 01003

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