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Undergraduate scholarship for training in computational ecology

The 2023 BIOS² call for applications to the undergraduate scholarship is open until the positions are filled.

BIOS² aims to train the next generation of highly qualified professionals and researchers in quantitative ecology and to prepare students and researchers to have a high-impact career in biodiversity science. We believe that training in numerical ecology can start early, so we offer an undergraduate scholarship program to support students who are doing or want to start an internship focused on numerical and computational ecology. The internship must be done during the Summer or Fall semesters, and students are expected to be active in the BIOS2 community during the two semesters following the internship.

Funding and resources

  • We will select two undergraduate students to receive a scholarship of up to CAD$ 6000, to be matched by 50% from other funds provided by the student’s advisor.
  • Fellows also have access to travel / communication grants up to the value of $500 and free access to all training activities (except working groups).


  1. The application must demonstrate the 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 research activity in line with the objectives of the BIOS2 training program.

2. The applicant 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).

3. The applicant must intend to do their internship in the Summer of Fall semesters and to be active in the BIOS2 community during the two semesters following the internship.

Application process

The 2023 calls will be open from June 19 to July 10, 2023, or until the position is filled.

To apply, please use the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Gracielle Higino (Gracielle.Teixeira.Higino@usherbrooke.ca).

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