|Rates for Research and Education 2016 and 2017|
tables below to determine the daily amount to pay after aid is is automatically applied to the standard rate.
These amounts are valid for all the OTS Biological Stations. Research visits of up to thirty days qualify for short-term aid; those over thirty days receive long-term aid.
Note that these rates are only for research or educational use of the stations. If you are a natural history visitor or an ecotourist, please refer to Three Paths for relevant information.
Station fees include your room and board and unlimited access to shared lab and office space, the field, paths and observation platforms, libraries, collections, and WI-FI connection. There are other expenses, however, which are not covered in the station fees and are charged separately, for example but not limited to: transportation, exclusive use of office or lab space, or building of structures. Here is a comprehensive list of additional services we provide and their cost. These prices are all in USD, updated to August 2013 rates. However, due to the volatility of certain items (especially gas) and of the Colon-USD exchange rate, prices are likely to change often. We will strive to update this information periodically but, when in doubt or if you need certainty of current prices, please contact the people listed in these documents. During your budget preparation, we advise that you to discuss your budget with the station director and make sure all potential expenses are covered.
Please be aware that we also charge a service fee for some of these expenses. An explanation of service fees and how they are calculated is here.
|Type of Visit||OTS Member||Non OTS Member|
|Latin American||Non Latin American||Latin American||Non Latin American|
|Overnight||Day Visit||Overnight||Day Visit||Overnight||Day Visit||Overnight||Day Visit|
|Groups - Courses|
|Groups - Workshops|