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Fund for CPRC Fellows' Travel to PAA

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) will offer limited funds in support of CPRC Fellows’ travel to the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (April 10– 13 2019; JW Marriott Austin). 

The CPRC will award up to $1,000 to each fellow presenting papers or posters at PAA. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No applications will be accepted after March 10, 2019, to ensure that the awardees have time to source competitively priced flights/hotels and to format their slides and posters on the provided CPRC templates.

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; reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; 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 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:

  • use the CPRC-branded template for their slides and/or posters (it will be provided together with the approval; please apply in time to print the poster on this template)
  • 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 $1,000 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 disbursed 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 $.58 per mile. A MapQuest (or equivalent) printout of starting and ending destination will be required for reimbursement.

Hotel Room

The CPRC will reimburse up to the Unviersity threshold of $350/night though we encourage you to book early and secure more competitive rates. A hotel reservation beginning Tuesday, April 9th, 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. 

Meals

With submission of itemized receipts showing what was consumed along with proof of payment, 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.

Poster Printing Costs

Local options include Village Copier or CU Print Services.