The following awards are available to help fund undergraduate students conducting field research at Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS). Note: the application deadline has been extended to MARCH 11, 2013.
The Wes and Dorletta Curran Memorial Award
For Research in Aquatic Biology
This award was established to support undergraduate students who aspire to study at QUBS. Approximately $5500 will be available to cover room and board at QUBS and a stipend. In some years, the award may be shared among several awardees. Students should be full-time undergraduates in the Biology program at Queen’s University. Preference will be given to students doing field or laboratory research in aquatic ecology, illuminating the ecology of the freshwater habitat.
J. Allen Keast Lake Opinicon Undergraduate Research Fellowship
For Independent Research at QUBS
This award was established to support undergraduate students to carry out a one-summer study at QUBS. Preference will be given to broader-based studies, such as how systems function or interrelate. Components of the study can fit into long-term studies. The award will cover the costs of board and room at QUBS plus a stipend to the student (approximate total value of $5000).
The Alexander and Cora Munn Summer Research Award
For Research in Conservation Biology or Environmental Preservation
Established in April 2001 by Alexander Munn, B.A. 1942 (History and Economics), and Cora Munn, B.A. 1972 (French and English), to support students of Conservation Biology in full-time summer positions in a research environment at the Queen's University Biological Station. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement to students in year three or four in an Honours program in Biology, who aspire to pursue studies in conservation biology and environmental preservation. Preference will be given to students with an interest in woodlot and wildlife conservation. Selection will be made by the Faculty of Arts and Science Awards Committee based on the recommendation from the Department of Biology.
Approximately $2600 will be available for room and board at QUBS and/or a student stipend.
How to apply:
Step 1: BUGS Award General Application Form (word document)
Step 2: The Wes and Dorletta Curran Memorial Award (word document)
J. Allen Keast Lake Opinicon Undergraduate Research Fellowship (word document)
The Alexander and Cora Munn Summer Research Award (word document)
Step 3: Deliver to Julie French, Rm. 3109d, Bioscience Complex no later than March 11, 2013. Assessment of applications:
Applications will be assessed by at least two faculty members from the Department of Biology at Queen's University. Results will be announced sometime in March.
The Kingston Field Naturalists' Award