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Child Care Grants

Deadline: October 1 for the Fall semester; February 1 for the Spring semester; June 1 for the summer semester.

Award Amount: $1,400.00 per semester.

Directions: Submit online application.

WiSE Child Care Grants provide doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in WiSE-eligible departments with grants to subsidize tuition for children enrolled at state certified daycare programs of their choice. WiSE Child Care Grants are awarded on a semester by semester basis and are available for a select number of applicants in good standing who have primary childcare responsibilities for a child in the infant through pre-school age range. Applicants may apply to renew their grant at the end of each semester, but priority will be given to new candidates. All applicants must show proof of dependency, proof of enrollment, and a copy of the facility’s state licensing permit as part of their application. Please note that WiSE Child Care Grants cannot be used to support the salary of a nanny or other care giver. WiSE Child Care Grants are paid in the form of a single lump sum grant, typically awarded during the second month of the semester.