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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

 FellowInternStaff ScientistsVolunteerCollaborator
Registration Fee$60.00$60.00$-$60.00$-
Facility Fee*$-$-$-$-$-
Facility Fee Bocas$-$-$-$-$-

Permits

 FellowInternStaff ScientistsVolunteerCollaborator
MiAMBIENTE Research Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work to be carried out on marine and terrestrial protected areas, non-protected terrestrial, marine, and freshwater areas, and with CITES species). This cost applies to the permit applicant only. There is extra costs for each additional participant in the permit. See cell below.$25.00N/A$15.00N/A$15.00
MiAMBIENTE. Addition of researchers/assistants/interns/students to the original permit application being requested by the PI (cost per person)$25.00N/A$15.00N/A$15.00
MiAMBIENTE . Addition of researchers/assistants/interns/students to a permit already granted (cost per person per permit application)$25.00N/A$15.00N/A$15.00
MiAMBIENTE. Addition of site and/or resource to a permit already granted$10.00N/A$-N/A$-
MiAMBIENTE Export Permit (For exclusive use on scientific, academic, and educational non-commercial work once the appropiate ANAM Terrestrial and Marine Research Permit has been granted. Applies also to CITES species).$40.00N/A$30.00N/A$30.00
MiAMBIENTE Import Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work once the appropiate ANAM Terrestrial and Marine Research Permit has been granted. Applies also to CITES species)$40.00N/A$30.00N/A$30.00
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.$10.00N/A$-N/A$-
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.$16.00N/A$6.00N/A$6.00
MICI Collecting Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work to be carried out in the Republic of Panama territory).$40.00N/A$30.00N/A$30.00
MICI Export Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic, and educational work once the appropriate collecting permit has been granted).$10.00N/A$-N/A$-
INAC Collecting Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic and educational work to be carried out in the Republic of Panama territory).$50.00N/A$20.00N/A$20.00
INAC 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).$60.00N/A$50.00N/A$50.00
ACP Collecting and Observation Permit (For exclusive use on non-commercial scientific, academic and educational work to be carried out in the area of the Panama Canal buffer zone).$10.00N/A$-N/A$-
Messenger service to deliver vouchers specimens to museums in Panama$50.00N/A$-N/A$-
Informed Consent (Fortuna, Parque Metroplitano, Summit, others)$10.00N/A$-N/A$-

Administration & Finance

 FellowInternStaff ScientistsVolunteerCollaborator
Grant Administration, Procurement and Personnel Contracts ($10 minimum / transaction; Non-SI fund)15% of direct costs15% of direct costsN/A15% of direct costs15% of direct costs
Finance Charge (outstanding balances of 60 days or more) - (Monthly)1.50%1.50%N/A1.50%1.50%
Long distance Telephone & FaxAt CostAt CostAt CostAt CostAt Cost
Letter and Parcel PostageAt CostAt CostAt CostAt CostAt Cost
Custom Clearance ChargeAt CostAt CostAt CostAt CostAt Cost

Housing/Room & Board

 FellowInternStaff ScientistsVolunteerCollaborator
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

 FellowInternStaff ScientistsVolunteerCollaborator
Vehicles Tupper $-$-$-$-$-
Vehicles Gamboa$-$-$-$-$-

Boats

 FellowInternStaff ScientistsVolunteerCollaborator
Boats BCI&FuelAt costAt costAt costAt costAt cost
Boats Bocas del ToroAt costAt costAt costAt costAt 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$40.00
Bocas Boat FuelAt costAt costAt costAt costAt cost
Boats Galeta full day$-$-$-$-$-
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 Fuelcharged 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

 FellowInternStaff ScientistsVolunteerCollaborator
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 LabAt CostAt CostAt CostAt CostAt Cost
Gamboa Scientific Support - “per day”$-$-$-$-$-
BCI Scientific Support - “per day”$-$-$-$-$-
Tupper Scientific Support - “per day”$-$-$-$-$-
Storage Fees - “per year/per cubic meter or less”$120.00$120.00$120.00$120.00$120.00

Audiovisual Services

 FellowInternStaff ScientistsVolunteerCollaborator
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

 

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