[Parentsgroup-list] dependent care fund maybe limited to faculty/post-docs next year

wenc at fas.harvard.edu wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Jul 11 09:19:23 EDT 2007

Since they are still "gathering data," it would probably be a good idea for us
to tell them how many of us would be applying for this funding.

Let me figure out an easy way to do this and I'll get back to you.  I know I
have personally skipped conferences because of having no child care, so it is
indeed an important issue.


Quoting Irene Newton <irene.newton at gmail.com>:

> hi all,
> In case you were counting on the dependent care fund for travel with
> your baby, you should know that they might limit it to just tenured
> faculty and post-docs (see email from Fiona Chin below).
> Why are graduate students always screwed over?
> -Irene
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Chin, Fiona <fiona_chin at harvard.edu>
> Date: Jul 11, 2007 8:41 AM
> Subject: Dependent Care Fund
> To: "Newton, Irene" <garcia at fas.harvard.edu>
> Dear Irene,
> I received your Dependent Care Fund application, and I wanted to let
> you know that the next review period isn't scheduled until September.
> Also, as this was the program's first pilot year, the Review Committee
> is currently assessing refinements to the program before next year,
> including the possibility of limiting the eligibility to tenure-track
> faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
> The program is still in its experimental, pilot phase (through AY09),
> and we are doing our best to structure a successful program and gather
> data at this point.
> I will certainly be back in touch regarding the Committee's final
> decision regarding program eligibility for this academic year.
> Regards,
> Fiona
> Fiona C. Chin
> Manager of Administration, Communications, and Special Projects
> Harvard University, Office of the Senior Vice Provost
> p.  617-495-5390
> o.  Holyoke Center 876
> e.  fiona_chin at harvard.edu
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