Call 2021 – Apply now to become a BIOS² Fellows

This is the 2021 Call for new BIOS² Fellows.

Applications are due by July 18, 2021.

The Computational Biodiversity Science and Services BIOS2 training program is a NSERC-CREATE program. Fellows learn computational and quantitative skills from some of Canada’s best biodiversity scientists and apply skills to solve real-world problems through internships and working groups. BIOS² aims at widening opportunities and skill sets among students and postdoctoral fellows and increasing recruitment in biodiversity science in the Canadian job market.

This Call is intended for graduate students, with or without funding, but the program is open to all.

Students accepted into the BIOS² program will have access to all training activities and financial support, including scholarships and travel grants. More information can be found here:

Apply now!

Link to form:

If you are currently a Fellow and you wish to renew your membership / fellowship as part of the same program of study, please complete the following application instead:

Eligibility rules

Fellows need to be supervised or co-supervised by a BIOS² academic member. If your supervisor is not a BIOS² academic member and you would like to apply to BIOS2, please share this link :

Researchers from any Canadian institution can apply to become a BIOS² academic member and thereby access training and funding for their students. Researchers from an associated institution (Université de Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal, Université Laval, UQAM, UQAR, Concordia University, University McGill, University of Alberta and University of British Columbia) can access funding through one of the co-PIs. Researchers that do not work at one of the 9 associated institutions will need to invite one of the co-PIs to co-advise the Fellow. In all cases, we require that one of the co-PIs be a member of the Fellow’s advisory committee.

To apply to become a BIOS2 academic member, researchers should send a motivation letter to the direction team ( &, cc. describing their interest in the program objectives, their commitment to the collaborative training experience, and how they could be involved in the training activities and administration. All members are expected to contribute to the development or maintenance of at least one training package.

Applications to become academic members will be reviewed in parallel to the student’s application.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim, the program coordinator: