Please refer to your Travel Grant notification for full details and stipend claim information. Kindly note that participation in the ES Summit is a requirement of the MDS Travel Grant Award Program.
Please read the section below that pertains to you, and return the linked form as indicated:
NON-AMERICAN TRAVEL GRANT RECIPIENT
All non-American individuals receiving money from MDS for work done outside of the United States are required to complete a W-8 form for the Society to keep on file.
This form is simply to state that the recipients are not citizens of the United States, and unless the recipients were to become citizens of the United States, this form would only need to be completed once. The Society is not required to withhold tax on payments to non-American individuals and entities for work done outside of the USA and the W-8 form provides the Society with proof of an individual’s citizenship. Payment cannot be issued if MDS does not have a copy of your W-8 on file.
AMERICAN TRAVEL GRANT RECIPIENT
All American individuals receiving money from the Society must complete a W-9 form. Payment cannot be issued if MDS does not have a copy of your W-9 on file.
DUAL CITIZENSHIP (AMERICAN) TRAVEL GRANT RECIPIENT
If you have dual citizenship (American citizenship plus any other country), please complete the W-9 form.
Please refer to your Travel Grant notification email for full details and stipend claim information.
Travel Grant claims filed prior March 25, 2020 will be processed within 45-days following the ES Summit. Travel Grant claims filed after March 25, 2020 will be processed by the MDS International Secretariat within 45-days of the receiving the completed claim forms.
Travel Grant claims must be filed within the same calendar-year as the ES Summit. Claims for the ES Summit must be received by June 1, 2020.