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Undergraduate scholarship for training in computational ecology

The objective of the undergraduate scholarship program is to support students who demonstrate a strong interest in numerical and computational ecology as computational skills are best acquired early in training.

Funding and resources:

  • The value of the grant is up to a value of $2,000.
  • Undergraduate fellows also have access to travel / communication grant up to the value of $500.
  • Free access to all training activities, except working groups
  • Possibility to be mentored by a graduate fellow

Eligibility :

Be involved in activities that develop or deepen knowledge in numerical and computational ecology, such as training activities offered by the BIOS² program.

Be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in one of the institutions affiliated with the program:

  • Concordia University
  • McGill University
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Université Laval 
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia

Application process:

* 2020 Call for applications: Exceptionally this year, we will start receiving applications from October 5, 2020.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of the quality of the application. Applications are received and evaluated on a continuous basis starting September 1st of each year.

To apply:

  1. Send a short CV and cover letter mentioning your experience in computational ecology and how becoming a BIOS² Fellow will benefit your academic and professionnel career to info.bios2@usherbrooke.ca
  2. Fill in a short form using this link1

Undergraduate students internship program

Undergraduate students can join the program as an intern which will allow them to acquire computational skills early in their training and ease their recruitment as trainees of the program later on.

Funding and resources :

Undergraduate fellows will receive a stipend covering the equivalent of 50% of a summer internship, with the other half supported by their supervisor. They will have access to the summer school and to training packages.

Application process :  

Upon invitation by an academic member. If you are interested in participating in the program, you can contact us at info.bios2@usherbrooke.ca.

1 Link to form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=RIdaOjVZ-UWUI7MsOl3gglu8ZFMLDh5KkUkCaGZND7BUODY1RTJQREk0NFY0SlJFUVgxVlJHMzFQOS4u