Child Care Support for Professional Travel


Thanks to a generous gift creating the Anne Coffin Hanson Faculty Support Fund, Yale can provide to faculty, post-doctoral associates and post-doctorate fellows, in all schools of the University, grants of up to $1,000 per year for qualified and substantiated child care expenses incurred when traveling to conferences, research sites, or other opportunities for professional development or scholarship. These grants may be used to meet expenses incurred at the location of travel or at home when, as a consequence of the trip, those costs exceed the normal costs for child care at home. Spouses are not eligible for travel expenses or compensation from this grant.

Qualified costs include:

  • Travel expenses for the child and, if appropriate, for the caregiver.
  • Child care expenses at the conference or research site.
  • Cost of incremental after-hours care at home or at the travel site during the period of travel.


About the Anne Coffin Hanson Faculty Support Fund

Professor Hanson was one of the very first women to hold a tenure appointment at Yale and the first to chair a department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Non-tenured ladder faculty wishing to apply for a grant must submit to the Office of the Provost an Application for a Child Care Travel Grant, available for download here.

Under current law, these grants must be treated as taxable benefits subject to withholding tax.

For more information: Anne Coffin Hanson Faculty Support Fund