MDS provides a waived dues program specifically designed to enable those on a lower income to join the Society. Individuals who currently reside in countries classified as "low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income" by the World Bank, among others, are eligible to apply. In addition to residing in an eligible country, applicants must also provide sufficient evidence of financial hardship.
List of Waived Dues Eligible Countries*
Benefits of Waived Dues Membership include:
*If the country in which you currently reside is not listed as eligible for Waived Dues membership, you may still apply for other membership categories. Click here for more information on other types of membership with MDS.
*If the country in which you currently reside is not listed as eligible, but you feel that you still may qualify for Waived Dues membership, please contact Samantha Surillo, Membership Manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wiley, which publishes the Movement Disorders journal, participates in the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), which began in January 2002 under the WHO to provide journal access to the world's lowest income countries.
Click here to view the list of eligible countries for this initiative. In order to sign up, institutions must first register at the HINARI website. If they qualify, HINARI will send them more information on how to get started. Visit the HINARI website.