ANA Dependent Care Grant

The American Neurological Association (ANA) provides grants of up to $500 USD to assist Annual Meeting poster presenters who have costs associated with the care of a dependent or dependents during the virtual meeting.

Eligible dependents are defined as the following:

  • Children under the age of 16
  • Disabled1 child, parent, spouse, partner or family member for whom the applicant is the primary caregiver 

Grant Eligibility and Terms

  • Grant recipients must be available to present their poster(s) during the poster viewing hours
  • Funding will be distributed following the Annual Meeting. Each recipient is required to submit an ANA reimbursement form with original receipts and supporting documentation. 
  • Reimbursement may be requested for eligible expenses up to the maximum amount of the grant. Expenses in excess of the grant amount must be borne by the individual recipient. No funds can be distributed prior to the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.
Eligible expenses include:2
  • Facility based child or adult care expenses incurred due to virtual meeting attendance
  • Home-based child or adult care expenses incurred due to meeting attendance
Expenses not eligible for reimbursement include:
  • Meals
  • Other expenses related to the attendee’s participation in the meeting (including meeting registration or other expenses the attendee would already be incurring by attending the meeting).


The application period is from October 9, 2020 through October 23, 2020. Poster presenters can apply for a grant by completing and submitting the application form no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on October 23, 2020.

There is a limited number of grants which will be available, so the ANA may not be able to meet the needs of all applicants. All applicants will be notified no later than November 23, 2020.

The application will be emailed to eligible poster presenters on October 9, 2020.

Applicants with questions can send them via e-mail to

1Including persons diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition.

2 Funds may not be applied to normal ongoing expenses