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Fund for CPRC Fellows' Travel to PAA

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) is very pleased to offer limited funds in support of CPRC Fellows’ travel to the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (April 27 – 29, 2017; Hilton Chicago).

For Spring 2017, the CPRC will award up to $750 to each fellow presenting papers or posters at PAA. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. No applications will be accepted after April 10, 2017.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive CPRC support, the applicant must

  • regularly attend CPRC seminars and events;
  • be a CPRC Fellow at the time of application;
  • present a paper and/or poster related to one of the CPRC’s four primary research areas: children, youth and families; gender, sexuality, health, and HIV; immigration/migration; and urbanism; and,
  • demonstrate that they’ve applied for, been awarded, or already made use of funding available to them:

Application Procedure

To apply for CPRC funding, email the following to cprc@columbia.edu:

  1. a copy of the conference acceptance letter or email (please pdf original email or forward it; do not embed in word document)
  2. a copy of the abstract accepted for presentation
  3. a breakdown of anticipated costs (please attach as excel document)
  4. a brief explanation of department/school/project funding already received, or a copy of application for department/school/project funding, or a copy of funding award letter from department/school/project 

Responsibilities of Funding Recipients

Students who are awarded CPRC funding are expected to:

  • allow the CPRC to use their accepted research abstract on its website and in its publicity materials,
  • acknowledge CPRC support from NICHD if the paper presented at conference gets published (see below)
  • upload the publication to Pub Med Central, and
  • comply with the University policies regarding travel expenses as well as the instructions for reimbursement that will be sent with the award notification. 

Acknowledgement of CPRC Support from NICHD

Award recipients before September 1, 2014: "The project described was supported by Award Number R24HD058486 awarded to the Columbia Population Research Center from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development or the National Institutes of Health." 

Award recipients after September 1, 2014: "The project described was supported by Award Number P2CHD058486 awarded to the Columbia Population Research Center from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development or the National Institutes of Health." 

Eligible Expenses

The CPRC will reimburse students up to $750 for the following expenses, given the submission of receipts and the expense reporting form which will be sent with the notification of award. 

Please note that although the CPRC will notify students of the funding award prior to the conference, funds will not be disburse until after the completion of the conference. To receive funds, you must save and submit original itemized receipts to the CPRC. Full instructions and forms will be sent with the CPRC's notification letter. 

Roundtrip Economy/Coach Airfare/Trainfare from New York City to Location of Conference

Tickets must be economy/coach on domestic US carriers and class must be clearly notated on receipt.

If conference location permits traveling by Amtrak, you should use Amtrak’s unreserved or reserved coach class of service.  If traveling by Amtrak’s “Acela Express” train, a traveler should obtain business class tickets, as this is the lowest class of travel.

You should make your own travel reservations and get printouts of receipts and boarding passes, which you will need for reimbursement.

Transport to/from airport

(1) Taxi service to and from all three area airports cost with submission of a receipt that includes the point of departure and arrival and the total fare, plus tip.

(2) Subway and Air Tran with receipts.

(3) Personal vehicle. Auto mileage is $.535 per mile. A MapQuest printout of starting and ending destination will be required for reimbursement.

Hotel Room

The CPRC will reimburse up to the PAA conference hotel daily rate of $219 per night, single or double, (plus taxes & occupancy fee), with receipt. Reasonable rates above this cost will be considered. A hotel reservation beginning Wednesday, April 26th, is an allowable expense. The CPRC will pay for Wi-Fi fees. The CPRC will not pay for room service, dry-cleaning, and/or calls on the hotel phone. It is beneficial to make your reservations early so you don’t get bumped to another hotel.

Meals

With submission of itemized receipts, meals will be reimbursed at the following rates set by Columbia:
Breakfast - Up to $25 for food, plus tax and tip
Lunch – Up to $35 for food, plus tax and tip
Dinner – Up to $50 for food, plus tax and tip

Please note that alcohol is not an allowed charge on the grant and will not be reimbursed.

PAA registration and/or membership fees

Please be sure to include a receipt or credit card statement as proof of payment for reimbursement purposes.