Regardless of where you are studying, we may have scholarships available to provide financial assistance with your BIOS-based studies. Each year BIOS receives awards from various sponsors; some are available to all qualified, academically strong candidates while others are awarded based on the country or university where you are studying, or on citizenship. Please take the time to carefully review the eligibility requirements for each of the scholarships listed below.
Summer Course Scholarships
To apply for a scholarship to cover the cost of a summer course, please complete the "Statement of Needs and Qualifications for a Scholarship" section of the course application form. Scholarships can be requested to cover course fees (which include room, board, and tuition) but not for travel costs. You are encouraged to supply as much detail as you feel necessary to adequately describe your situation. BIOS assesses applications based on level of education, academic merit, and financial need. Once the applications have been reviewed, BIOS will make award determinations and notify you of your standing. During and/or after your time at BIOS a member of the Development Office will contact you to gather information regarding your work and experience at BIOS, in order to inform and thank the BIOS donors that have provided the scholarship funds.
BIOS summer course scholarship funding is available to assist students of all nationalities. Students enrolled in Canadian colleges/universities, and Canadian students enrolled in universities outside Canada but who intend to return to Canada after graduation, will also be considered for scholarships from the Canadian Associates of BIOS (CABIOS). Scholarships from the U.K. Associates of BIOS are available to U.K. ocean science and marine studies students. Please note that students requesting scholarship funds on their summer course application form do not need to apply for funding from these donors specifically; all eligible students will be considered automatically.
The Dalhousie-BIOS Experiential Learning Fund provides financial support for Dalhousie students to participate in BIOS summer courses. Dalhousie students should apply directly to Dalhousie. For more information about how to apply for summer course scholarships through the Experiential Learning Fund, please refer to the Dalhousie-BIOS Scholarship Application.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
BIOS receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program to support fellowships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during the fall semester. Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study, and who will still be undergraduates at the time of the program, are eligible to apply. To learn more about the REU program, including research opportunities at BIOS for the upcoming fall semester, please visit the BIOS REU page.
Dalhousie-BIOS Sea Experience in Shipboard Oceanography Internships
The Dalhousie-BIOS Experiential Learning Fund supports the Dalhousie-BIOS Sea Experience in Shipboard Oceanography (SESO) Internship at BIOS.
Canadian Associates of BIOS (CABIOS) Internships
CABIOS offers full scholarships for Canadian students, or students studying in Canada, to participate in research internships at BIOS. For more information and the CABIOS Internship application form, please visit the CABIOS page.
U.K. Student Internships at BIOS
The U.K. Associates of BIOS offers a full scholarship for a student to participate in a research internship at BIOS, thanks to the generosity of XL Catlin. For more information and the Internship application form, please visit the U.K. Associates page.
BIOS Research Internships (formerly "BIOS Volunteer Internships")
Students who are not eligible for a sponsored internship at BIOS can apply for a BIOS Research Internship, working on a research project while mentored by BIOS faculty or research specialists. Applicants for BIOS Research Internships are strongly encouraged to secure funding through their home institution and external grant opportunities; BIOS scholarships may also be available.
The Galbraith-Wardman Fellowship covers all expenses associated with a 10-week internship at BIOS, including travel to Bermuda and a $2,000 stipend. Rising juniors, and seniors, currently enrolled at Eckerd College, are eligible and students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Cawthorn Cambridge Internship at BIOS
BIOS and the University of Cambridge are pleased to offer an annual research internship based at BIOS. The Cawthorn Cambridge Internship at BIOS covers all expenses associated with a 12-week internship at BIOS, including accommodation, food, travel to Bermuda, and a $2,400 stipend.
The Princeton-BIOS Internship program allows Princeton undergraduate students to participate in 12-week research internships, working with a BIOS faculty or research specialist mentor, at BIOS each summer.