Invited speakers/visitors are provided with one or more of the following types of financial support, with details provided in a formal letter of invitation issued by the Institute. Financial support is offered by invitation only, and is not provided for self-registered participants.
Per diem is calculated based on the period of the program/workshop that you will attend. The per diem is meant as a daily allowance to cover your local expenses (transport, meals and incidentals). Receipts are not required for reimbursement.
Visitors will be housed either on-campus or off-campus during their visit. The housing charges will be settled by IMS, thus you will not have to pay for the accommodation.
Accommodation will be arranged by us during your visit for the program/workshop based on single occupancy. If you have any accompanying guests, please let us know in advance. We will inform you on the additional costs payable by you (i.e. additional breakfast and/or bed).
Should you prefer to make your own accommodation arrangements, we will not reimburse you the accommodation expenses but replace it with a nominal allowance on the dates where accommodation would be provided by us.
Detailed information on the accommodation arrangements (i.e. address of your lodging, check-in/check-out information) would be provided nearer to your arrival. Please check with us if you have not received it one week prior to your arrival.
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Airfare support is provided for economy class travel via the most direct/connecting route from the country of your institution to Singapore.
There is a funding cap on the reimbursement of airfare depending on the point of origin of your flight. Please purchase your own ticket and provide us the receipts for reimbursement. We may require the original invoice/payment receipt, which you could provide us on the first day of your visit to IMS for the program/workshop.
The amount reimbursed will be based on the price of your ticket or the cap indicated on your invitation letter, whichever is lower.
Documents to provide:
Flight information (Flight number, date and time) Proof of payment (e.g. invoice/receipt of ticket, e-ticket confirmation stating the amount paid and flight information, copy of credit card). Hardcopy original receipt may be required.
For multi-leg flights and/or business class, provide an estimate quotation (i.e. electronic printout through a travel web-site of what the return flight would have cost for a direct flight from country of claimant's home institution to Singapore. A quotation from a travel agency is also acceptable.
Non-reimbursable expenses under airfare reimbursement: Personal travel insurance, baggage fees, train/coach/taxi fees.
Reimbursement for each visitor will be settled in one payment, and will be processed within four to six weeks after your visit either by bankdraft or Telegraphic Transfer. All visitors will have to bear any transaction charges or fees imposed by their bank and/or the intermediary bank.
Prior to your visit, our staff would contact you to complete the necessary forms required for reimbursement. Upon arrival at IMS, participants who receive funding from the institute are requested to check in with our program administrators to follow up on the paperwork necessary for the funding support.
Please prepare sufficient cash in Singapore Dollars for your expenses during your stay in Singapore. An extensive network of ATMs (automated teller machine) is spread across Singapore. You can get cash from an extensive network of ATMs that accepts cards from the Cirrus, Overseas' Plus, Visa, Visa Electron and MasterCard networks in Singapore. Major credit/charge cards are widely accepted in Singapore.
There is a DBS Bank Branch (DBS Remix @ NUS) at Yusof Ishak House. Opening hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) and 8.30am to 1.00pm (Saturday).