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Fellows

Fellows are recipients of STRI or Smithsonian Institution research awards and have been approved by STRI’s Office of Academic Programs (AP) or SI’s Office of Fellowships & Internships (OFI). STRI staff scientists and research associates can host fellows who are funded through AP or OFI. Only STRI staff scientists may use funds that do not originate with AP or OFI to support fellows.

Interns

Interns are generally undergraduates or recent graduates (though interns may have higher academic levels), have funding from STRI’s Office of Academic Programs (AP) or SI’s Office of Fellowships & Internships (OFI), and have been approved by STRI’s Office of Academic Programs (AP). STRI staff scientists and research associates can host interns who are funded through AP or OFI. Only STRI staff scientists may use funds that do not originate with AP or OFI to support interns.

Volunteers

Volunteers are unpaid personnel officially participating in STRI’s volunteer program. Only STRI employees can host volunteers. A brief description of the work to be done by the volunteer and the place it will be done must be provided to the Visitor Services Office.

Fees

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Registration Fee $60.00 $60.00 $- $60.00 $-
Facility Fee* $- $- $- $- $-
Facility Fee Bocas $- $- $- $- $-
* Facility Fees include:
1. Laboratory space and equipment
2. Office workspace and equipment
3. Access to any STRI areas/spaces including greenhouses, butterfly farms, collections, etc.
4. Use of meeting rooms
5. Access to SI network
6. Logistics and technical support from different offices: OIT, Visitor Services Office, Security, Safety, Procurement, Traffic, Library, Scientific Support Service, etc.

Permits

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Ministry of Environment (MiAmbiente) Required for 1) all fieldwork (including observations) with marine, freshwater, terrestrial biological resources, and protected areas, 2) for all field courses in Panama and 3) for any genetics research involving the study of genetic structure of biological resources in the laboratory with organisms from Panama.          
  Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente). Research and Collecting Permit. This cost applies to the permit applicant only. There are extra costs for each additional participant in the permit. See cell below. For further information link to permits web page: MiAmbiente Permit Request $25.00 N/A $15.00 N/A $15.00
  Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente). Addition of researchers/assistants/interns/students to the original permit application being requested by the PI (cost per person). For further information please see item 2 at MiAmbiente Permit Request $25.00 N/A $15.00 N/A 15.00
  Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente). Addition of researchers/assistants/interns/students to a permit already granted (cost per person per permit application) For this purpose, please send an email at STRI-Permits@si.edu $25.00 N/A $15.00 N/A $15.00
  Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente). Addition of site and/or resource to a permit already granted For this purpose, please send an email at STRI-Permits@si.edu $10.00 N/A $- N/A $-
  Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) Export Permit (For exclusive use on scientific, academic, and educational non-commercial work once the appropriate MiAmbiente Terrestrial and Marine Research Permit has been granted. Applies also to CITES species). For further information link to permits web page: MiAmbiente Export Permit $40.00 N/A $30.00 N/A $30.00
  Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) Import Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work once the appropriate MiAmbiente Terrestrial and Marine Research Permit has been granted. Applies also to CITES species) For further information link to permits web page: MiAmbiente Import Permit $40.00 N/A $30.00 N/A $30.00
Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MIDA). Required for phytosanitary and zoosanitary requirements for the importation of plants, animal, products, and by-products of plant or animal origin, and for the export of live organisms.          
  Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MIDA) Export Zoosanitary or Phytosanitary License (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work. This permit is required to export live organisms once the MiAmbiente Export Permit has been granted). One license is required for each species being requested for Export. Note: The STRI Scientific Permit Office will take care of this requirement once the MiAmbiente Export Permit has been granted. $10.00 N/A $- N/A $-
  Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MIDA) Import Zoosanitary or Phytosanitary License (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work. This permit is required to import any samples once an Import Permit has been granted). One license is required for each species being requested for import. For further information please see item 3 at MiAmbiente Export Permit $20.00 N/A $10.00 N/A $10.00
Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI). Required for Paleontology and Paleoecology research and education related projects          
  Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) Collecting Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work to be carried out in the Republic of Panama territory). For further information link to permits web page: MICI Permit $40.00 N/A $30.00 N/A $30.00
  Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) Export Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work once the appropriate collecting permit has been granted). For further information link to permits web page: MICI Export Permit $10.00 N/A $- N/A $-
Ministry of Culture (MiCultura). Required for work on Archaeology or Socio-Cultural Anthropology          
  Ministry of Culture (MiCultura) Collecting Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work to be carried out in the Republic of Panama territory) For further information link to permits web page: MiCultura Scientific Research Permit for Archaeology $50.00 N/A $20.00 N/A $20.00
  Ministry of Culture (MiCultura) Export Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work to be carried out in the Republic of Panama, once authorization has been granted). For further information link to permits web page: MiCultura Export Permit $60.00 N/A $50.00 N/A $50.00
  Ministry of Culture (MiCultura) Import Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic and educational work to be carried out in the Republic of Panama, from samples collected outside Panama or for repatriation of Panamanian samples). For further information link to permits web page: MiCultura Export Permit $60.00 N/A $50.00 N/A $50.00
Panama Canal Authority (ACP). Permits for research and educational projects in areas managed by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)          
  Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Collecting and Observation Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work to be carried out in the Panama Canal buffer zone). For further information link to permits web page: ACP Scientific Research Permit $10.00 N/A $- N/A $-
Civil Aeronautics Authority of Panama (AAC) Regulates the operation of drones (unmanned, radio-controlled rockets and aircraft, UAV and UAS) in the Republic of Panama. All drones heavier than 250 grams that will operate in the Republic of Panama require AAC registration before use.          
Special Air Activities Permit (DRONES) $10.00 N/A $- N/A  
  For further information link to permits web page: Civil Aeronautics Authority Permit for the use of Drones          
Messenger service to deliver vouchers specimens to museums in Panama $50.00 N/A $- N/A $-
Informed Consent (Fortuna, Parque Metropolitano, Summit, others) $10.00 N/A $- N/A $-

Administration & Finance

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Grant Administration, Procurement and Personnel Contracts ($10 minimum / transaction; Non-SI fund) 15% of direct costs 15% of direct costs N/A 15% of direct costs 15% of direct costs
Finance Charge (outstanding balances of 60 days or more) - (Monthly) 1.50% 1.50% N/A 1.50% 1.50%
Long distance Telephone & Fax At Cost At Cost At Cost At Cost At Cost
Letter and Parcel Postage At Cost At Cost At Cost At Cost At Cost
Custom Clearance Charge At Cost At Cost At Cost At Cost At Cost

Housing/Room & Board

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Gamboa - Per month / Per bed $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
El Giral - Per month / Per bed $220.00 $220.00 $220.00 $220.00 $220.00
El Giral - Per day / Per bed $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Ancon - Per month / Per bed $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
Fortuna - Per day / Per bed $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00
Galeta - Per day / Per bed $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
San Lorenzo - Per day / Per bed $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
BCI Room & Board Daily $32.00 $32.00 $20.00 $32.00 $32.00
BCI Room & Board Monthly $750.00 $750.00 $600.00 $750.00 $750.00
Gigante Daily $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00
Bocas del Toro - Student Dorms. Per night $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Bocas del Toro - Researchers Dorms. Less than a month. Per night $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Bocas del Toro - Researchers Dorms. More than a month. Per night $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Bocas del Toro - Hoch & Cofrin Houses. Less than a month. Per night $42.00 $42.00 $42.00 $42.00 $42.00
Bocas del Toro - Hoch & Cofrin Houses. More than a month. Per night $27.00 $27.00 $27.00 $27.00 $27.00
Bocas Off Campus Fee/Monthly $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Coibita $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00

Vehicles

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Vehicles Tupper  $- $- $- $- $-
Vehicles Gamboa $- $- $- $- $-

Boats

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Boats BCI&Fuel At cost At cost At cost At cost At cost
Boats Bocas del Toro At cost At cost At cost At cost At cost
Boat License $160.00 $160.00 $160.00 $160.00 $160.00
Bocas Boats Driver full day $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00
Bocas Boats Driver half day $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Bocas Boat Fuel At cost At cost At cost At cost At cost
Boats Galeta full day $- $- $- $- $-
Boats Galeta half day $- $- $- $- $-
Galeta Boat Operator full day          
Galeta Boat Operator half day          
Galeta Boat Operator overtime          
Boats Naos Agujon $- $- $- $- $-
Boat Naos Anibal $- $- $- $- $-
Boat Naos Fuel charged at market price + 10% charged at market price + 10% charged at market price + 10% charged at market price + 10% charged at market price + 10%
Naos Boat Operator/Pilot - (Hourly) $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00
Boat operator/Pilot overtime (days trips) $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Boat Operator watch keeping rate (Overnight). User pays for operator meal costs. $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

Scientific Support

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Confocal Microscope Use per hour $15.00 $15.00 $10.00 $15.00 $10.00
SEM -(Hourly) $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Canopy Crane full day $- $- $- $- $-
Canopy Crane half day $- $- $- $- $-
Gas Chromatograph use - “per sample” $- $- $- $- $-
General use Molecular Lab At Cost At Cost At Cost At Cost At Cost
Gamboa Scientific Support - “per day” $- $- $- $- $-
BCI Scientific Support - “per day” $- $- $- $- $-
Tupper Scientific Support - “per day” $- $- $- $- $-
Storage Fees (Tupper, Gamboa, BCI, Coibita & Bocas del Toro) - “per year/per cubic meter or less” $120.00 $120.00 $120.00 $120.00 $120.00

Audiovisual Services

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Using Polycom ViewStation equipment only [IP connection] - (Hourly) $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
After business hours, weekends and holidays - (Hourly) $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00

Dive Locker

  Fellow Intern Staff Scientists Volunteer Collaborator
Coibita $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00

 

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