Researchers taking leave: maternity and family leave

A selection of the resources that are available to researchers starting a family.

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Child care grants for researchers

Several organisations and conferences do offer small grants to cover child-care expenses. These are provided to help researchers cover child care expenses while attending or presenting at conferences.

Check with your research institute or university to see whether they have a child care grant programme in place.

Organisations currently offering grants of this kind

The University of Edinburgh - Biomedical Sciences

University College London

Imperial College London

University of Leicester

University of Nottingham

University of Warwick

Funding is also available for members of:

The British Society for Cell Biology

Some research conferences also provide childcare funding or advice:

Forum of Neuroscience (FENS) 2018

Further reading:

'Opinion -How to tackle the childcare conference conundrum'.

Child care grants

Let us know if your research institution, university or a society that you are a member of provides child care grants so that researchers can attend conferences.

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