INI is committed to removing barriers to participation in its Programmes. It strives to facilitate necessary child or other care support, as appropriate, on a case-by-case basis with the recommendation of Programme Organisers.

Assistance can take the form of :

The above list is not exhaustive. Please do ask about other forms of assistance which could help remove barriers to individual participation.

To apply for funding, please complete this form.

All requests for financial support will be forwarded in the first instance to principal Programme Organiser for approval.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Business & Operations Manager for any advice or guidance in requesting support.

Please note :

      • INI will only pay childcare for pre-school age children; it is expected that children >4 will attend state school.
      • INI will ask for verification that any childcare fees at home institutions will still need to be paid to hold nursery/childcare places open during the child’s absence.
      • The funding cannot be used for private school education for school-age children.
      • INI funding cannot pay for holiday clubs if a participant is bringing (and INI is paying for) an accompanying person to look after the child, or the child is in nursery care.
      • The accommodation supplement can only be paid through this funding scheme if not bringing the child(ren) would inhibit the participant from attending, or an adult/parent is accompanying the participant to provide care.

Provision of care at INI: an interview with Professor Almut Veraart

We would strongly encourage any participant considering applying for childcare (or other care) funding to view the below interview with Almut Veraart (MES programme organiser and mother of two), in which she highlights the ease of the process and some of the key details to bear in mind.

Childcare support on an INI satellite programme: an interview with Professor Ester Mariucci

Professor Ester Mariucci (Université de Versailles), participant in the April 2024 satellite programme “Heavy tails in machine learning, speaks about her experience of INI’s childcare support, and how it helped make her involvement in the project possible.

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