Canadian Associates of BIOS

The Canadian Associates of BIOS (CABIOS) was established to provide support for Canadian students and students studying at Canadian universities/colleges, to participate in BIOS’s educational programs and research internships. Since its inception, CABIOS has provided support to BIOS that has enabled over 250 students to foster their interest in the oceans and further their university-level education at BIOS.

CABIOS was founded in 1975 by the late Dr. Earlston Doe, a former BIOS Life Trustee and Bermuda-born Canadian oceanographer, to honor the memory of his youngest son Learmont “Leary” Doe. In the decades following its formation, CABIOS has received support from a variety of individuals, businesses and organizations, including several generous donations that allowed the fund to grow.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Canadian colleges/universities are eligible to apply for CABIOS funding. Canadian students enrolled in institutions outside Canada, but who intend to return to Canada after graduation are also eligible for funding. Recent graduates may also be considered, provided they intend to continue their career in marine science in Canada.


CABIOS offers full scholarships for students to participate in research internships at BIOS. CABIOS has sponsored many interns from Canadian institutions including Dalhousie University, University of Victoria, University of Guelph, Trent University, Carleton University, Western University and University of Toronto. CABIOS intern scholarships cover the cost of accommodation and meals, as well as providing a small stipend and a contribution to research expenses associated with the intern’s research project. Scholarship funds do not cover travel expenses or medical/travel insurance.

The CABIOS Internship Application Form is available here and the deadline for receipt of completed applications and required supporting documents is March 15. Successful applicants will be matched with available mentors and projects. In your application please clearly state which areas of BIOS research interest you and why.

Former CABIOS Interns

“This internship gave me the opportunity to explore research that I would not have been able to do previously in Canada. I also gained experience studying corals which is something I have decided I really want to study in the future." Aleksandra Crossman, 2022

"BIOS provided me with experience that I can bring to new employment opportunities, as well as allowed me to create connections and expand my network. I was happy that my mentors integrated me into their project which gave me the feeling of being a valuable employee with responsibilities important to their project. Their trust and respect allowed me to engage with new machines, sampling techniques, and data analysis which is highly valuable experience." Justin Gross, 2022


Program Contact

Dr. Andrew Peters
Director of Education for University Programs & Associate Scientist

Tel: 441-297-1880 x240

Audrey Pope
University Programs Internship Coordinator, Communications and Data Manager

Tel: 441-297-1880 x115

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CABIOS Internship Application Form