One of the major costs of conducting science in the Bahamas is in technical expertise, the cost of human labor. Essential to the cost of labor is the cost of living. How much can you pay a Bahamian scientist, to provide them a living wage? What minimum value would allow them to dedicate themselves to the research or science as a profession?
What if that scientist is a college student?
… an adult head of household?
If you want to see or contribute to calculations of the cost of living in the Bahamas, follow the link here.
From the perspective of a Bahamian scientist, there are huge gaps between what we are paid and what we need to be paid to make science a viable option in most cases.
What resources do you know of that could help us support Bahamian scientists especially young scientists?