Research Permits

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To utilize TBI’s facilities and services for your research project, you will need:

  1. An affiliation with TBI to receive full logistic support from TBI for your fieldwork. Below you will find links to standard rates tables for TBI facilities and services.  For TBI affiliation we need a formal request for affiliation, a copy of your proposal, and a signed agreement to submit a final report upon the conclusion of your project. Please address your request for affiliation to TBI Director Lawrence Martin:
  2. A research permit from National Council of Science and Technology (NACOSTI). The application is online here:
    Note: To apply for this permit you will need an affiliation with National Museums of Kenya (NMK). The NMK charges an annual fee of $200 for a research affiliation. Please address your request to Dr. Kyalo Manthi, Head of Earth Sciences Division. His email address is:
  3. An Exploration and Excavation Permit (EEL) from the Kenya Government cabinet secretary in charge of sports and heritage. You will need an exploration and excavation permit (EEL), and should write a letter to the Director General of the National Museums of Kenya, Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia, asking that he contact the cabinet secretary and request an EEL on your behalf. The EEL has to be renewed annually. The DG’s email is:

TBI Services & Costs

Rate sheets for TBI Services & Costs can be downloaded for both TBI-Ileret and TBI-Turkwel:

Download TBI-Ileret rates sheet in PDF format
Download TBI-Turkwel rates sheet in PDF format

These tables are also available at