Child Care Grant

Deadline: 31. May 2023

ECRO 2023 is pleased to offer child care grants, initiated to help alleviate the financial burden of extra family care expenses incurred either onsite or at home as a result of attending the annual conference (e.g., increased daycare or babysitting costs). We are therefore offering up to €500 grants to help reduce these additional costs.



·       All ECRO members with one or more children are eligible for this grant, although preference will be given to early career researchers should demand be greater than resources.

·       Grant recipients must be registered to attend the ECRO 2023 Conference

·       Applicant must be presenting original work as primary author in a poster or oral presentation.

·       Only one parent/caregiver for a given family may apply.


Use of funds:

One subsidy of up to €500 will be awarded per applicant, subject to the availability of funds. Applications will be reviewed by the ECRO 2023 organizing committee based on the following criteria:

·       Appropriateness of the budget

·       Benefit of the conference to the attendee

·       Completeness of the application and eligibility requirements


Eligible expenses for the budget include:

·       Third party dependent care services for the duration of the conference (onsite or at home)

·       Travel and accommodation costs for designated caregiver(s)

·       Per diem of €50/day for the designated caregiver(s)


Ineligible expenses include:

·       Personal costs incurred as a result of attending the conference (travel, accommodation, registration fees, meals etc.)

·       Routine childcare costs

·       Care costs unrelated to attending the conference

·       Entertainment services (e.g., entry tickets, cinema tickets etc.)


If you are unsure if an expense is eligible or not, please contact us to clarify (


Please send your application, including proof of abstract submission, explanation of needed additional care and requested budget, before 31 May to to be considered.