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Meetings Child Care Grants

Meetings are an important part of your professional development. The Child Care Grants program provides small grants that may be used for any form of child care that frees parents to participate more fully in a meeting.

Participant with child at JMM

The Joint Mathematics Meetings

January 8-11, 2025

More information about the child care program for the 2025 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, Washington, will be posted in the summer.

AMS Sectional Meetings

The AMS provides a limited number of reimbursement grants of US$125 per family to help with the cost of child care for registered participants of sectional meetings. These funds may be used for any form of child care that frees a parent to participate more fully in the meeting, whether on-site or at home.

You must be registered for the meeting as well as be an AMS member in order to apply for this program. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, one per family, and one per season (i.e. Spring or Fall).

Final decisions on recipients are made approximately three weeks after the application deadline. Please see each application for details. The AMS does not offer any on-site child care services, nor will the AMS make any recommendations for child care providers. All grant recipients will must make their own arrangements if they choose to use a local child care provider.


Details on the distribution of grant funds will be sent to all recipients before the meeting, but please note that each recipient will be required to submit a completed W-9 form prior to the meetings to receive a check. Please note that all recipients are solely responsible for arranging child care. You may apply this grant toward child care expenses at home or at the meeting (such as hiring a nanny at home, bringing a caregiver with you, etc.). This gives you the freedom to use these funds in the way that is most useful to your family.

Where to Apply

Applications are only accepted online through An account (free for applicants) must be created in order to apply.

The child care grant program is administered by:

Meetings and Conferences Department
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904

For questions, email