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.
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.
The CABIOS Internship Application Form is available here and the deadline for receipt of completed applications and required supporting documents is March 15. Successful applicants will be matched with available mentors and projects. In your application please clearly state which areas of BIOS research interest you and why.
Former CABIOS Interns
“I learned a great deal not only about the technical aspects of transcriptome analysis, but I also improved my scientific communication skills. My experience helped clarify my goals as a scientist and establish connections with new peers and mentors.” Anik Grearson, 2021
“I would definitely recommend BIOS to my friends. I think it is a good opportunity to learn about marine biology and research, as well as being an overall very fun experience which allows you to grow your network and gain valuable experience applicable to future employment opportunities.” Emie Woodburn, 2021
In the summer 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. The Summer Course Application Form is available here. The deadline for receipt of completed applications and required supporting documents is April 30. Late applications will be considered until the courses are full.
Monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The health and well-being of everyone involved in BIOS’s educational programs is our top priority. Due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, only fully vaccinated students are able to participate in BIOS programs.
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.