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. Due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, only fully vaccinated students are able to participate in BIOS programs.
In 1994, philanthropists John and Rosemary Galbraith started an endowment for a fellowship to support one student from Eckerd College each year as a summer research intern at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). In 2014, to recognize the support of the late George Wardman, an Eckerd College donor who for many years sat on the BIOS Board of Directors, the fellowship was re-named the Galbraith/Wardman Fellowship. The Galbraith/Wardman Fellowship covers all expenses associated with a 10-week internship at BIOS, including travel to Bermuda and a $2,000 stipend.
How to apply
Rising juniors and seniors, currently enrolled at Eckerd College, are eligible and students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Prior to submitting an application, prospective interns are urged to contact BIOS mentors directly to discuss projects. Students who meet the eligibility requirements are asked to select up to three of the available projects in order of preference.
Applicants should email a one-half page statement of research interests, unofficial transcripts, one letter of recommendation from a faculty member (other than Brooks, Krediet, Siuda or Szelistowski), a list of up to three projects that you would like to work on (from the list of potential projects) and an up-to-date CV to Professor Siuda on or before March 31. Applications from well-qualified Eckerd students will be forwarded to BIOS where final selection will depend, in part, on matching the research interests of the intern with those of BIOS Faculty members. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in April. This fellowship is open to Eckerd students only but its existence does not exclude Eckerd students from consideration for other BIOS internship programs.
Former Galbraith/Wardman Fellows
“I have had nothing but great experiences here at BIOS with the staff and other interns that I have collaborated with, and would recommend it to anybody looking to learn new skills and techniques in the fields of oceanography, marine science, or biology.” Chloe Root, 2021
“I found my time at BIOS to be an educational and enjoyable experience, punctuated by interacting with people from all different fields and backgrounds that allowed for me to get a better picture of the career I am embarking on.” Benjamin Shirey, 2021
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.