Basic Living Assistance

This grant is intended to help Academic Mamas overcome daily challenges associated with pursing an academic career and raising children. 

Examples of grants include, but are not limited to:

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Arranging child care for work outside of normal business hours, i.e. evening meetings or classes, weekend grant writing, etc.
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Obtaining professional maternity clothes
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Reimbursing use of unpaid ‘vacation’ days to attend to a sick child
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Furnishing a lactation room
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Medical costs related to the health of your child or your motherhood

Application deadlines: August 15, December 15, April 15

*AMF does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, citizenship, disability, gender or sexual identity, or economic status. For the purposes of our grants an academic mama is therefore defined as a self-identified mother, regardless of sex assigned at birth, or biological parenthood status, who is either a student or academic professional. Grants are given in order of need. Although we would love to fund everyone, that just isn’t possible.