BIOS is closely monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to best protect its employees and visitors. Details on the measures taken to manage COVID-19 in Bermuda can be found here.
The Canadian Associates of BIOS (CABIOS) was established to provide support for Canadian students and students studying at Canadian universities/colleges, to participate in BIOS’s educational programs and research internships. Since its inception, CABIOS has provided support to BIOS that has enabled over 250 students to foster their interest in the oceans and further their university-level education at BIOS.
CABIOS was founded in 1975 by the late Dr. Earlston Doe, a former BIOS Life Trustee and Bermuda-born Canadian oceanographer, to honor the memory of his youngest son Learmont “Leary” Doe. In the decades following its formation, CABIOS has received support from a variety of individuals, businesses and organizations, including several generous donations that allowed the fund to grow.
Eligibility: Students enrolled in Canadian colleges/universities are eligible to apply for CABIOS funding. Canadian students enrolled in institutions outside Canada, but who intend to return to Canada after graduation are also eligible for funding.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available to assist students with the cost of BIOS summer courses. CABIOS also sponsors fully-funded research internships.
In the summer semester, BIOS offers a range of marine science courses that are aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students. All students who meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for a CABIOS scholarship. Scholarships assist with the summer course fee which includes accommodation, meals and tuition. CABIOS funds, however, cannot be used to cover travel expenses.
Summer Course and Scholarship Application: Students must submit the summer course application form, including the section relating to scholarships; the amount of scholarship funding being sought and a statement attesting to need and qualifications are required.
CABIOS offers full scholarships for students to participate in research internships at BIOS. CABIOS has sponsored many interns from Canadian institutions including Dalhousie University, University of Victoria, University of Guelph, Trent University, Carleton University, Western University and University of Toronto. CABIOS intern scholarships cover the cost of accommodation and meals, as well as providing a small stipend and a contribution to research expenses associated with the intern’s research project. Scholarship funds do not cover travel expenses or medical/travel insurance.
Further information about available 2021 internship projects can be found here.
Former CABIOS Interns
"I would definitely recommend this internship to anyone who is thinking about a research career or to anyone who wants to experience what science is really about." Carolina Limido, 2020
“As an undergraduate Canadian student I do not have access to the type of marine biology and work carried out in Bermuda. This internship offered a way to make myself stand out as well as make connections away from my home institution.” Alexis Savard-Drouin, 2020
Monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The health and well-being of everyone involved in BIOS’s educational programs is our top priority.
If you have questions that relate to the coronavirus disease as it concerns your plans for studying at BIOS, including application deadlines, the potential for cancellations, rescheduling, and refunding, please contact the Education Department.