MDI Biological Laboratory

Visiting Scientist Program Fees

Laboratory Rentals

Laboratory space rental is available to support visiting scientist research activities. Each laboratory rental allows one person to occupy the space. A personnel surcharge is applied for each additional person occupying the space. A hazardous waste flat fee is included in the Laboratory Rental Rates when wet bench space is rented.

Core Facilities

Use of core facilities and equipment is on a fee-for-use basis. Research specimens must be ordered in advance; vertebrate animal use requires prior IACUC Approval.

Housing Rentals

Visiting scientists may lease cottages or apartments and may apply for housing for their staff.

  •  Housing Rental Rates
  • Cottages
    • Rustic: Pond Cottages, Meadows 19 and 20
    • Mid Level Rieck, Bevelander, Epstein, Homer Smith, White, 164 Old Bar Harbor Road
    • Premium: Cove Cottages, Meadow 4, Oaks with no pod and Forster
  • Apartments
    • Efficiency : Eden 1 A & B
    • Standard: Eden 2 A & B
  • Dormitories: Birch, Spruce, Emery, Oaks 1, 2, 3, 4

Dining Hall meals can be purchased by the week or by the meal. All dormitory residents are required to purchase the full meal plan, as cooking is not allowed in the dormitories.

  • Dining Hall Fees
  • Full Meal Plan – $244 / week
  • Individual Meals:
    • Dinner – $19/each
    • Lunch – $12/each
    • Breakfast – $6/each

Special catering requests must be made by MDI Biological Laboratory staff on behalf of visiting scientists, and must be approved in advance.

Conference Rooms

Please contact the Education Office for availability if you would like to rent conference room space.

Visiting scientists are billed based on dates confirmed when space assignments are made, and on whether stays are lengthened (space permitting). Refunds will not be given for late arrivals or early departures unless there are extenuating circumstances.