Call 2022 to participate in the BIOS² program

This is the 2022 Call for BIOS² Fellows. This call is for current BIOS2 Fellows to renew their membership and/or funding and for graduate students to join the BIOS2 program.

Applications are due by August 10, 2022.

Program Description

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.

BIOS2 training consists of instruction (courses, short modules, and summer schools), working groups and internships. Fellows will use their internships and working groups to solve real-world problems related to biodiversity and to get valuable professional experience outside of academia.

Most importantly, the program takes place in a community environment that allows early-career researchers to explore and apply cutting-edge computational and quantitative methods to address the challenges of biodiversity science together with people having similar interests.

Eligibility rules

Students accepted into the BIOS² program will have access to all training activities and financial support, including scholarships and travel grants. All information on the program’s benefits, resources and requirements can be found here: We also encourage students applying for a renewal to visit this link.

The program is open to all, but this call is specifically intended for graduate students.

More specifically, this call is for:
1. Current BIOS2 members to renew their membership,
2. Graduate students who are interested to join the BIOS2 program.
3. In any case, graduate students with or without funding are invited to apply.

Students need to be supervised or co-supervised by a BIOS² academic member to be eligible to become a BIOS2 Fellow. If your supervisor is not a BIOS² academic member and you would like to apply to BIOS2, please share this link with your supervisor :
Applications to become academic members will be reviewed in parallel to the student’s application.

Apply now!

To apply, please complete this form by August 10, 2022:
A decision will be rendered at the end of August.

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

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