SCHEDULE OF FEES
Room and Board
*Listed fees begin in January 2012.
The fees listed below include lodging, meals, bedding, towels, laundry service, electricity, hot water, and access to lab and conservancy. All fees are quoted in USD. An administration charge is added to all transactions.
Fees for long term researchers (>30 days) are all-inclusive with no reduction for vacating on temporary basis.
Guests are individuals staying <2 weeks & are either visiting individually or visiting a resident scientist & not working for or assisting that scientist.
Bookings may be placed with the administrative assistant, Cosmas Nzomo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Senior Researcher / post doctoral||$43.00||$1,161.00||$36.00|
|Graduate student / assistant||$34.00||$918.00||$29.00|
|Independent guest (non-researcher, people without permits)||$60.00|
|Senior Researcher / post doctoral||$34.00||$918.00||$29.00|
|Undergraduate / assistant||$23.00||$621.00||$23.00|
|Students, researchers, professors (international)||$60.00|
|Students, researchers, professors (national)||$29.00|
|Level I: Simple, 2 bedroom houses with either interior or detached basic kitchens. Priced for 2 senior researchers sharing and the rate for any additional occupant is that under 'banda-sharing' for their professional category.|
|Full year (12 months)||$1,200.00|
|1 month or less||daily banda rate|
|Level II: Well appointed, privately located 2-3 bedroom houses with full kitchens. Jenga, the 3 bedroom Level II house, is intended for families on sabbatical or those needing longer term arrangements. Fees include a full time cook and cleaner.||Please contact email@example.com
for more details on fees.
|Room and board, use of lecture hall, IT facilities, coffee/tea and morning snacks (rates per participant)||$60.00|
|Meals for Day Visitors|
|required for all visitors and short-term researchers||$4.00|
|Monthly salaries range from $100-$350/mon based on skill and years of experience. Researchers are required to contribute an extra month’s salary/year towards their assistant’s severance.|
|Research Assistant benefits|
|Covers housing, water, medical and transport for full-time Research Assistants.||$4.00|
|Central block office||$100.00|
|per trunk or cabinet stored in labs/communal areas||$25.00|
|use of wet & dry labs and equipment||$25.00|
|Required for researchers living off Mpala (10% reduction if paid in advance for 1 year)||$130.00|
|Vehicle Hire (excluding fuel)|
|4 x 4 Land Rover||$55.00|
|4 x 4 Suzuki||$40.00|
|Charge per kilometer||$0.61|
|research assistant related||14%|
|Balances remaining after 30 days past the end of each calendar quarter will result in a charge||5% of balance||Email alerts to be sent|
Gym Use Policy
In order to maintain the machines and increase the number and diversity of gym equipment, the gym use policy is as follows:
- Anyone booked at MRC for at least 1 month (continuous) has free use of the gym;
- Anyone booked for less than 1 month pays KSh 800 for gym use – this covers the visitor’s entire stay whether 1 week or 3 weeks;
- For researchers living ‘off campus’ a fee of KSh 800/month will be charged.
- Day visitors will be charged KSh 400 and must be accompanied by a registered/paying MRC researcher;
- Gym fees must be paid up front and cannot be charged to researcher accounts;
- All users sign in and out; by signing the sheet users acknowledge that they have read through the equipment directions and understand how to use the equipment properly;
- Gym membership includes use of the tennis court at the ranch house complex. The court is open all day (no night lights). There is an assortment of rackets and balls stored at the ranch house (ask Githae).
Monthly invoices will be submitted to each researcher and payment is expected to be made upon receipt of invoice.
We require advance payments for those starting new research projects or those projects likely to incur heavy costs at some point where Mpala will need to facilitate payments on their behalf.
Pro forma invoices can be issued on request to facilitate payment of a deposit. Kindly note that the profoma invoice is just to make an initial deposit, an actual invoice will be submitted after the visit.
Bills not paid within 30 days from the end of every calendar quarter will result in a charge of 5% per month on the running balance.
Please make the necessary arrangements with your university, institution, or other source of funding for payment well in advance.
Payment of fees is the sole responsibility of the researcher / host - unpaid fees at the end of guest or family visits will be billed to the host.
Cash payment may be made in USD or KSh at our offices. You can also pay online using credit card or PayPal using the "Pay Now" button below or wire transfer or cheque can be made to our US-based bank (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for banking details). NOTE: Wire transfers must be made in USD. We cannot accept credit cards at our Kenyan offices. As charges are in USD conversion for payment in Kshs is at a premium of the prevailing daily rate of the Central Bank of Kenya.
To pay online, please click on the "Pay Now" button below. A window "item amount" will appear. Please calculate the amount to be entered in the "item amount" box as follows in order for Mpala to receive the full invoice amount:
To calculate the "item amount" please take the invoice amount plus $0.30, divided by 0.971. Enter the calculated amount, click update, and proceed to fill out payment information.
Example: Mpala invoice for $525.00. "Item Amount"= ($525 + $0.30)/0.971. Amount to enter in the box should be $540.99.