The following awards are available to help fund undergraduate students conducting field research at Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS).
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.
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).
For Research in Conservation Biology or Environmental Preservation
This award was established to support undergraduate students who are working in the area of conservation biology or environmental preservation at QUBS.Approximately $2,600 will be available for room and board at QUBS and/or a student stipend.Students should be in 3rd or 4th year. Preference will be given to students with an interest in woodlot and wildlife conservation.
For Research on Conservation Biology or Natural History
The Kingston Field Naturalists' Fund for Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) was established in spring 2007 in memory of Dr. Robert Stewart, former Head of Microbiology at Queen's University, former KFN President and Honorary President, and former President of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. The award is intended to benefit and encourage undergraduate students whose studies at QUBS focus on conservation biology or natural history. Recognizing the valuable and unique educational opportunity QUBS provides at a critical stage of a student's development, the KFN established the Fund in keeping with its mandate to stimulate public interest in nature and to acquire and provide knowledge of natural history. The Fund creates opportunities for students with good academic standing to gain essential and inspirational first-hand field experience. Application by letter describing various leadership qualities and achievements should be made to the Head of the Department of Biology by January 31st.
Applications will be assessed by the Executive Committee of the Biological Station or by at least two faculty members from the Department of Biology. Results will be announced sometime in March 2013.