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Caring For Dependent(s) (CFD) Travel Awards

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

Is caring for a child/dependent making it harder to
travel and advance in your career?

Recognizing that one of the obstacles to career advancement is the challenge of traveling while caring for children/dependent(s), the Center for Faculty Development established the Caring For Dependent(s) (CFD) Awards to help you travel. This $500 award* is intended to help defray additional care expenses, (e.g., extended day care, extended elder care, caregiver travel) while the faculty member is traveling to an academic/society meeting which is directly related to his/her academic advancement.

*Amount is for incurred expenses up to a maximum of $500. Six awards will be available for each call. A lifetime maximum of two CFD Travel Awards ($1000 upper limit) per faculty member will be allowed.


Applications are now CLOSED
for travel between April and August 2020

Click below for details on:
- Application Guidelines
- Eligibility
- Awards Expenditure
- Information requested on application
- List of award recipients

Application Guidelines

  • The CFD Travel Awards provide funding to help make travel to an academic/society meeting directly related to his/her academic advancement possible.
  • The applicant must have plans to attend a professional meeting within the timeframe stated in the official Call for Applications.
  • Faculty must apply in advance of the trip that requires support and may not receive support for an event that has already occurred.
  • To ensure full consideration for the award, the online application must be completed in its entirety, including submitting a copy of your CV.
    Please note: only completed applications will be considered.
  • These awards are specifically allocated to the conference stated on your application, and may not be transferred to another academic/society meeting.

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  • M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Academic appointment at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level at Harvard Medical School.
  • Primary appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Responsible for care of children/dependent(s).
  • Trip must be an academic/society professional meeting for the purpose of advancing the faculty memberís career (e.g., presenting at an academic/society meeting [abstract/paper/poster] or receiving a society award/honor).

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Awards Expenditures

  • Awards may be used for the following expenses listed in the budget outline on your application:
         - Travel expenses for children/dependent(s).
         - Travel expenses for children/dependent(s)'s caregiver during trip
            with the sole purpose of caring for the children/dependent(s).
         - Expenses for additional child/dependent care at home during the trip
         - Expenses for child/dependent care at meeting site.
  • Awards may not be used for the following:
         - Conference registration.
         - Personal travel expenses for faculty member.
         - Payment to family members (including in-laws) for
            child/dependent care expenses.
         - Other expenses not associated to the additional
            care or travel of the children/dependent(s).
  • Support is considered taxable income under Federal Tax Law.
  • Awardees must provide original receipts and/or invoices in order to receive payment under Partners policies, and must attest that these expenses were used for child/dependent travel or additional care.
  • Amount of payment will not exceed $500 of incurred expenses.
  • Forms and documentation of expenses must be submitted within 30 days of the travel return date.

Information requested on the application

  • Demographics
  • Conference Information
  • Specifics on how attending this conference will advance your career and
    academic rank
  • Child/dependent care arrangement description
  • Budget outlining how this award will be used (e.g., extended day care, extended elder care, caregiver travel).

2020 Round 1 - Travel between April 2020 and August 2020 is closed.

For further information regarding the application process, please e-mail

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List of Award Recipients

2020 Round 1 - Travel between April and August 2020
Shinn-Huey Chou, MD
Kevin Gipson, MD
McKinley Glover, MD, MHS
Melanie Haines, MD
Thomas Heyne, MD, MSt
Rachel Millstein, PhD, MHS
Julian Mitton, MD, MPH
Sarah Wakeman, MD
Mengyu Wang, PhD
Yunhe Xie, PhD
Korilyn Zachrison, MD, MSc
Lilla Zollei, PhD
Nicole Zurcher Wimmer, PhD, MSc

2019 Round 2 - Travel between October 2019 and March 2020
Amanda Baker, PhD
Katia Canenguez, PhD
Sharon Dekel, PhD
Efren Flores, MD
Zeinab Hajjarian, PhD
Sara Kalkhoran, MD
Hillary Kelly, MD
Hiroko Kunitake, MD
Nahyoung Grace Lee, MD
Chang Amber Liu, MD, MSc, FAAP
Victoria Martin, MD
Karen Nanji, MD, MPH
Giselle Perez, PhD
Danielle Pier, MD
Camille Powe, MD
Raul Uppot, MD
Yamini Virkud, MD, MA, MPH
Hui Wang, PhD

2019 Round 1 - Travel between April and August 2019
Genevieve Boland, MD, PhD
Marya Cohen, MD, MPH
Florian Fintelmann, MD
Denise Gee, MD
Jessica Gray, MD
Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD
April Jorge, MD
Emily Kung, MD
Jay Luther, MD
Rachel Millstein, PhD
Karen Nanji, MD, MPH
Aparna Parikh, MD
Sarita Patil, MD
Martin Purschke, PhD
Margaret Samuels-Kalow, MD
Davida Schiff, MD
Varsha Tanguturi, MD
Raiyan Zaman, PhD

2018 Round 2- Travel between October 2018 and March 2019
Emily Aaronson, MD, PhD
Kiara Alvarez, PhD
Laura Dichtel, MD
Joyita Dutta, PhD
Pouneh Fazeli, MD
Deborah Forst, MD
Jennifer Greenberg, PsyD
Amanda Guidon, MD
Hailiang Huang, PhD
Nahyoung Lee, MD
Laura Lewis, PhD
Jenny Linnoila, MD, PhD
Chang Amber Liu, MD, MSc, FAAP
Vandana Madhavan, MD
Lidia Moura, MD, MPH
Anne Neilan, MD, MPH
Aparna Parikh, MD
John Pezaris, PhD
Adam Raff, MD, PhD
Hamid Sabet, PhD
Lara Traeger, PhD
Lilla Zollei, PhD

2018 Round 1- Travel between April and August 2018
Marya Cohen, MD, MPH
Clarissa Cooley, PhD
Sharon Dekel, PhD
Laura Kehoe, MD, MPH
Grace Lee, MD
Steven Liang, PhD
Nicte Mejia, MD, MPH
Camille Powe, MD
Christina Psaros, PhD
Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Margaret Samuels-Kalow, MD
Dorothy Sippo, MD
Margaret Tuttle, MD
Sarah Wakeman, MD
Jia Yin, MD, PhD

2017 Round 2- Travel between September 2017 and March 2018
Marta Bianciardi, PhD
Yen-Lin Chen, MD
Catherine Chu, MD
Efren Flores, MD
Denisa Gace, DO, MPH
Raymond Liu, MD
Amy Ly, MD
Lisa Maeng, PhD
Caterina Mainero, MD, PhD
Giselle Perez-Lougee, PhD
Elizabeth Pinsky, MD
Gloria Salazar, MD
Ajay Singh, MD
Amy Yule, MD

2017 Round 1- Travel between April and August 2017
Kirstin Birtwell, PhD
Yin Cao, PhD
Lindsay Carter, MD
Joseph Ciolino, MD
Sharon Dekel, PhD
Joyita Dutta, PhD
Florian Fintelmann, MD
Susie Huang, MD, PhD
Nitya Jain, PhD
Laura Kehoe, MD, MPH
Puja Kohli, MD, MMSc
Gina Kruse, MD
Nandini Mani, MD
Christina Psaros, PhD
Vibha Singhal, MD
Alik Widge, MD, PhD
Korilyn Zachrison, MD, MSc
Bin Zheng, PhD

2016 Round 2- Travel between October 2016 and March 2017
Yelena Bodien, PhD
Sannisha Dale, PhD
Joyita Dutta, PhD
Kelly Irwin, MD
Anne Neilan, MD, MPH
Yakeel Quiroz, PhD

2016 Round 1- Travel between April and August 2016
Jessica Haberer, MD, MS
Raymond Liu, MD
Jessica McCannon, MD
Anne Neilan, MD, MPH
Christina Psaros, PhD
Jason Wasfy, MD

2015 Round 2- Travel between October 2015 and March 2016
Vicki Fung, PhD
Yumiko Ishizawa, MD, PhD
Kate Jeffrey, PhD
Phil Lee, PhD
Lael Yonker, MD
Amy Yule, MD

2015 Round 1 - Travel between January and August 2015
Annah Abrams, MD
Martin Aryee, PhD
Sharon Dekel, PhD
Vera Fridman, MD
Anjali Kaimal, MD, MAS
Janet Lo, MD
Shannon Stott, PhD

2014 Round 2 - Travel between July and December 2014
Marta Bianciardi, PhD
Hanna Gaggin, MD, MPH
Sara Looby, PhD
Lynn Matthews, MD
Brian Nahed, MD
Shamim Nejad, MD
John Pezaris, PhD
Angela Schmider, PhD
Jan Schuemann, PhD
Heidi Yeh, MD

2014 Round 1 - Travel between January and June 2014
Ami Bhatt, MD
Allison Bryant Mantha, MD
Eva Chittenden, MD
Cristina Cusin, MD
Rakesh Karmacharya, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Lawson, MD
Ruth Lim, MD
MingMing Ning, MD
Lee Park, MD
Eve Valera, PhD

2013 Round 2 - Travel between July and December 2013
Beth Costine, PhD
Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD
Yumiko Ishizawa, MD, PhD
Amy Juliano, MD
Xueyi Li, MD, PhD
Nina Lin, MD
Rosalyn Nguyen, MD
Sadeq Quraishi, MD
Jennifer Wargo, MD
Jennifer Wo, MD

2013 Round 1 - Travel between February and July 2013
Patricia Bachiller, MD
Pouneh Fazeli, MD
Phoebe Freer, MD
Deborah Kwolek, MD
Sara Lazar, PhD
Nicte Mejia, MD, MPH
Jenny Tam, PhD
Eve Valera, PhD
Robert Yeh, MD
Elaine Yu, MD


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