Biology Undergraduate Summer (BUGS) Awards
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 28, 2014.
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 $5100 will be available and may be shared among several awardees. Eighty percent of the award is intended to cover room and board at QUBS with the remaining 20% for stipend. Awards will be based on financial need (defined as eligibility for OSAP or other governmental student assistance programs), academic excellence, and full-time enrollment in the Biology undergraduate 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 on-going 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
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. Awarded based on academic achievement to students in 3rd or 4th year Biology. Preference will be given to students with an interest in woodlot and wildlife conservation.
The Kingston Field Naturalists' Award
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 $1000 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 and demonstrated leadership skills to gain field experience at QUBS. More information...
How to apply for the Curran, Munn, Keast and KFN Awards:
- Find a faculty supervisor for your research at QUBS.
- Fill in the BUGS Awards Application Form, indicating award(s) for which you are applying.
- Prepare a brief research proposal.
- For KFN Award only, include a description of your leadership qualities and achievements.
Submit your applications to Julie French, Rm. 3109d, Bioscience Complex, no later than Friday March 28th, 2014 at 3:30pm.