Eligibility Students enrolled in UK colleges/universities are eligible to receive UK Associates of BIOS funding, with preference given to students who are UK citizens. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
In the summer semester, BIOS offers a range of marine science courses that are aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students. Students enrolled at UK universities will automatically be considered for UK Associates of BIOS scholarships to assist with the summer course fee which includes room, board and tuition. However, funding from the UK Associates cannot be used to cover travel expenses.
Summer Course and Scholarship Application: Students must submit the summer course application form, indicating the amount of scholarship funding being sought and providing a statement regarding their qualifications and financial need. All eligible students will automatically be considered for a UK Associates of BIOS scholarship. The deadline for application to the 2017 summer courses is April 14, 2017. Students will be advised of the success of their course and scholarship applications by early May, 2017.
In 2017, the UK Associates of BIOS is offering a full scholarship for a student to participate in a 12-week research internship at BIOS, thanks to the generosity of XL Catlin. The internship must start in 2017 and run for 12 consecutive weeks, concluding in either 2017 or 2018. This scholarship will cover the cost of the intern’s accommodation and meals at BIOS, as well as providing a small student 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.
Internship Application: Students who meet the eligibility requirements should consult the list of potential internship projects and mentors for 2017. After selecting up to 3 potential projects and mentors, students should complete the internship application form. Students should note that the application form includes a list of documents which must accompany the completed application form; these documents include 2 letters of reference from academics familiar with your work, your CV and a copy of recent transcripts. The application deadline for the 2017 UK Student Internship is June 15, 2017. Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by June 30, 2017.
UK Student Intern in 2016: Anna Jenkins, the debut UK Student Intern at BIOS, investigated the depletion of carbon in areas of the Sargasso Sea which are low in nutrients. Following her experience Anna said, “My three month internship at BIOS taught me how rewarding and challenging a career in research would be. The BIOS community is incredibly supportive and fun, with social events throughout my internship that really made me feel at home here!” She also said, “I would definitely recommend an internship at BIOS to anyone looking at going into research.”