Canadian Associates of BIOS

Applications for the 2024 Canadian Associates of BIOS Internships are closed.

Updates will be posted here when online applications for the 2025 internships open in late January/early February.

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

CABIOS was founded in 1975 by the late Dr. Earlston Doe, a former 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 ASU 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 ASU BIOS research interest you and why.

Former CABIOS Interns

“I chose BIOS because it gave me the opportunity to combine my learning in both oceanography and marine biology. It also gave me the chance to study coral reef ecosystems, which is something I never would have had the opportunity to study back in Canada. Working at BIOS also allowed me to gain hands-on field and lab experience." Emily Fricska, 2023

"My experience at BIOS has been a fantastic experience. Bermuda is a unique geographic location, which offers unparalleled opportunities for marine research. The depth of knowledge possessed by BIOS researchers and the small yet dynamic campus encouraged interactions between me and researchers in a myriad of marine research fields. This enhanced my understanding of modern oceanography which in turn improved the quality of my internship project. The skills I acquired, especially in analyzing ecosystem-sized environmental geoscience trends using GIS and large datasets, has been invaluable. I feel more equipped and confident to pursue my future objectives, and I owe a significant part of this to BIOS. I have recommended BIOS internships to many and will continue to do so. For anyone looking to gain hands-on experience and broaden their horizons in marine research, BIOS is the place to be." Alexander Parker Ingham, 2023


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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