Funds can help defray costs associated with attending the society's April event in Kansas City, Mo.

The Foodservice Consultants' Society International (FSCI) is offering a series of $1,000 grants to help defray the cost of attending its 2012 conference, which takes place April 19-21 in Kansas City, Mo. The intent of the program is to encourage younger, emerging consultants to attend the conference where they can expand their knowledge and network and to encourage them to become actively involved in FCSI.

Those eligible for the grants include non-FCSI members demonstrably at the beginning of their careers in the foodservice and hospitality consulting profession less than five years. Also eligible are associate members of FCSI where a FCSI professional or senior associate member has already registered to attend this conference.

Additional information about the grant, which is being supported by the FCSI Education Foundation and the society's corporate members, is available here.

The deadline to apply for a grant is March 2, 2012.