The Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) invites applications for Caregiver Grants to support attendance at the 2023 annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Oct 17-21). These awards are intended to support and retain talented researchers and scientists, regardless of their caregiving responsibilities, and to promote diversity and inclusion in RRF.

Funds can be used to cover expenses associated with childcare, elder care, or other caregiving services. Examples of eligible costs include: costs associated with providing caregiving (at the venue or at home), travel of caregivers or dependents to Albuquerque, or additional lodging costs.

The deadline to apply is June 1 and decisions will be announced June 15, before the deadline for early conference registration on June 30.

Eligibility: Any Raptor Research Foundation member who plans to participate in the 2023 annual meeting by giving a paper or poster presentation, leading a workshop, or other activity, may apply for the award. A successful Caregiver Grant application does not prohibit applicants from applying to other travel awards such as Wings to Fly or the Anderson Memorial Award.

Award level: We anticipate awards will range from $100-$500, but there are no set levels. If we do not have sufficient resources to cover all fundable requests we will consider offering partial support to applicants. 

Review: Funding decisions will be based on the demonstrated need for support and eligibility requirements.

If you have questions, please contact Julie Heath, email: