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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce by Janet B. Koster, Donna J. Dean

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Appendix B

Overview of Elsevier Foundation New Scholar Project Awards by Year

2006 Awards

Awardee: Princeton University

Project title: Dependent Care Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in Science and Engineering.

Original goal: To establish a fund that provides travel grants to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the natural sciences and engineering who are parents of young children, to allow them to attend academic conferences and other career-building events.

Award period: One year.

Accomplishments: The Elsevier award was used as seed funding for a new program modeled upon the institution's dependent-care travel fund for faculty. Awards were used by graduate students and postdoctoral recipients for dependent care ...

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