U.K. Associates of BIOS

Over the years the U.K. Associates of BIOS have provided generous scholarship funding to many students from institutions all over the U.K. enabling them to participate in research internships at BIOS. Students from institutions such as University of Southampton, University of Exeter, University of Liverpool, University of Reading, Bangor University, Swansea University, University of the Highlands and Islands, Cardiff University, Imperial College London and University of St. Andrews have received financial support.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in U.K. colleges or universities are eligible to apply for U.K. Associates of BIOS funding. Recent graduates may also be considered provided they intend to continue their career in marine science in the U.K.

U.K. Associates of BIOS Research Internships

The U.K. Associates of BIOS are offering full scholarships for U.K. students to participate in a 12-week research internship at BIOS. These scholarships will cover the cost of accommodation and meals at BIOS, as well as providing a small student stipend and a contribution to research expenses associated with the research project. Scholarship funds do not cover travel expenses or medical/travel insurance.

The U.K. Associates of BIOS Internship Application Form is available here and the deadline for receipt of completed applications and required supporting documents is April 1. 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 U.K. Associates of BIOS Interns have said:

  • “The scholarship funding has made this field work possible, adding valuable and novel research to my thesis and future publications. It has given me valuable experience in international collaborative research, and increased my network of environmental scientists.” Lucy Brown, 2022
  • “This internship has made me more confident in my research, teaching, and scientific diving skills, and I am more motivated than ever to continue researching and helping to conserve coral reefs.” Nicole Burt, 2022
  • “My BIOS internship involved developing skills in scientific research techniques, field work and data processing as well as public speaking. These skills are valuable and provide me with a solid foundation for my pursuit of a marine science career. During my time at BIOS I learned a lot about what it takes to carry out a practical research project.” Freja Azzopardi, 2021

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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U.K. Associates of BIOS Internship Application Form
About the U.K. Associates of BIOS