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Undergraduate scholarship for training in computational ecology

BIOS² aims to train the next generation of highly qualified professionals and researchers in quantitative ecology and to prepare graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to have a high-impact career in biodiversity science.

The objective of the undergraduate scholarship program is to support students who demonstrate a strong interest in numerical and computational ecology. We offer an undergraduate program as we believe it is best to acquire numerical skills early in the academic career.

Funding and resources

  • The value of the grant is $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


The application must demonstrate student’s interest in:

  • Numerical and computational ecology;
  • Being involved in activities that develop or deepen knowledge in numerical and computational ecology, such as training activities offered by the BIOS2 program, professional internship or a research activity in line with the objectives of the BIOS2 training program.

The applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in an undergraduate university program at 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

The calls will be open from October 25 to November 15, 2021. If multiple eligible applications are received, we will randomly select the recipient. If no applications are received by November 15, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

To apply: