Class C Fees

All fees are subject to change during the year. For special cases, contact STRIRegistration@si.edu

Registration Fee: Partially covers costs of processing STRI ID, Library ID, application and immigration forms. Applicable to all visitors (except dependants under age 18) staying more than three ( 3 ) days.

Applicable for each visa extension.


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  STRI Fees  ↓ PhD Level Field Researchers Assistants of PhD level Field Researchers
1  Administrative Fee  $60.00 $60.00
2 Field Researcher Fee                                                     (Daily/Monthly) $4.00 $4.00
3 Housing     
  Reservation depends on availability. Deposit fee:  one month rent    
  (Per Month/Per Bed)  Ancon                $250 $250
  (Per Month/Per Bed) Gamboa 183   $250 $250
  (Per Month/Per Bed)  Gamboa 150/152    $250 $250
  (Per Month/Per Bed)  Gamboa 268/275 $250 $250
  (Per bed, only shared rooms - Daily Fee) Agua Salud $15.00 $15.00
  (Per bed, only shared rooms - Monthly fee) Agua Salud $200.00 $200.00
  Late payment fee $35.00 $35.00
  Late cancellation fee [<30 days cancellation notice- deposit is forfeited] one month rent one month rent
4 Field Station Accommodations    
  a) Barro Colorado Island - Room & Board (includes 3 meals/day) - see     
  b) Galeta - Room (no meals provided)  Daily rate $17.00 $17.00
  c) Gigante – Room (no meals provided)  Daily rate $14.00 $14.00
  d) Fortuna- Room (no meals provided)  Daily rate $14.00 $14.00
  d) Bocas del Toro - see     
5 Grant Administration, Procurement and Personnel Contracts ($10 minimum / transaction;  Non-SI fund) 10% of direct costs 10% of direct costs
6 Finance Charge (outstanding balances of 60 days or more)                                             (Monthly) 1.5% 1.5%
7 Long distance Telephone & Fax At cost At cost
8 Library, bibliography searches At cost At cost
9 Letter and Parcel Postage At cost At cost
10 Custom Clearance Charge At cost At cost
11 General use Molecular Lab At cost At cost
12 STRI Diving Approval At cost At cost
13 Library ID card replacement  (after 2nd card) (Each) $5.00 $5.00
14 Visa and MI License extension $25.00 $25.00
15 BCI Exploratory Visit (includes room, board & Fac. Fee Up to 2 nights and 3 days) N/A N/A
17 Fuel  - (subject to market price +10% handling charge) At cost /Per Gallon At cost /Per Gallon
18 Vehicles (excluding  fuel)       N/A to volunteers    
  Vehicles reserved in Tupper (Daily) $50.00 $50.00
  BCI $0.35/Km $0.35/Km
  Gamboa/Fortuna $0.35/Km $0.35/Km
19 Boat & OB Engine - Visitors    
  a) BCI - off board engine and fuel  $6/gallon   $6/gallon 
  b) Bocas- boats At cost  At cost 
     Boat license    
  c) Naos   (half day charge minimum) N/A to volunteers                                  (Full/Half day)    
  Agujón 23' including operator (excl. fuel - charged at market price + 10%). This boat is not available for evening and extended trips. $140.00  N/A 
  Anibal 28' excl. operator, (excl. fuel - charged at market price + 10%)      $140.00  N/A 
  Boat Operator/Pilot                 (Hourly) $90.00  N/A 
  Boat operator/Pilot overtime (days trips) $20.00  N/A 
  Boat Operator watch keeping rate (Overnight). User pays for operator meal costs. $40.00  N/A 
  d) Galeta (half day charge minimum)               (Full/Half day)    
  15’ Boston Whaler including operator, excl. fuel (Daily) $50/$25  N/A 
  Boat Operator/Pilot                    (Daily)    
  Visit to adjacent islands (Naranjo, Bahia Las Minas, etc. $90 & up) $90 +up $90 +up
  Isla Grande and Portobelo- $120 & up.)    
  Boat Operator/Pilot                    (Daily)    
20 Confocal Microscope                 (Hourly) $25.00/hour $25.00/hour
  Use of SEM                                  (Hourly) $15.00/hour 15.00/hour
21 Photocopying                                  (Each) $0.10 $0.10
22 Forest Canopy Cranes ( Fees available upon request)       
  Sherman & Metropolitan Park    
23 Digital Imaging Laboratory (Tupper /Ancon)    
  Posters, brochures and any related material design    
  Medium (from 7”x7”up to 20”x8”) $60.00 N/A
  Large (from 20”x18”up to 36”x36”) $80.00 N/A
  X-Large (36”x36”and up)     $100 and up N/A
  Covering in Plastic (8.5 x 11) $1.60 N/A
  Covering in Plastic (11 x 17) $3.20 N/A
  Scan Slides $5.00 ea N/A
  Scan Negatives $5.00 ea N/A
  Scan Flatbed $5.00 ea N/A
  Burning CDs (includes case and label) $7.00 ea N/A
  Burning DVDs (includes case and label) $9.00 ea N/A
  Prints (Kodak printer) $6.00 ea N/A
  Prints (Color laser-letter size) $0.60 ea N/A
  Prints (Color laser-tabloid size) $1.50 ea N/A
24 Photo Lab Department    
  Field Work/hour $20.00 N/A
  Field Work(on towers or cranes)/hour $40.00 N/A
  Field Work(helicopter overflights)/hour $100.00 N/A
  Slide search service $1.75 N/A
  Photographic service (i.e. specimens) $30.00 N/A
25 Storage Fees                 (Per cubic meter/year) $26.00 N/A
26 Video Conference Service    
  Using Polycom ViewStation equipment only [IP connection]                                                  (Hourly) $50.00 $50.00
  After business hours, weekends and holidays                                   (Hourly) $75.00 $75.00