the Biological Survey
About the Canadian Fauna
Many sections of the BSC web site include information that is useful for students. For example, an overview of Canada’s insect fauna is available, the Survey’s Publications include substantial amounts of both general and scientific information about the fauna, and an online database of entomologists allows searches for others who might be interested in a given thesis topic.Of particular interest too are the BSC scholarship, providing a grant of $1000 as well as scientific recognition in support of students of arthropod biodiversity, and information on Sources of funding for work by graduate students on arthropod biodiversity.
on Biodiversity funding: Funding
sources for graduate students in arthropod biodiversity
The Biological Survey has initiated a postgraduate award to encourage interest in the study of faunistics in Canadian habitats by providing further support to students working on the biodiversity of insects or other terrestrial arthropods in Canada.
The $1000 award will be administered by the Entomological Society of Canada (ESC), and will be awarded every second year, alternating with the Keith Kevan award, and therefore given in 2010, 2012, etc.
More information can be found under Invitation for Applications.
Indicate in a covering letter that the funds are for the Biological Survey of Canada Scholarship fund. Tax receipts will be issued. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation for Applications
Method of Application: Applicants must submit a properly completed form, with supporting documents. Application forms are available from http://www.esc-sec.ca/bscschol.html or from the Chair of the ESC Student Awards Committee.
The deadline for submitting applications for the 2010 award is 16 February 2010. Please check this web site or the ESC Student Affairs page for updates.
Process of Selection and Award Presentation: Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Society. An announcement of the winner will be made at the annual meeting of the Society and the winner will receive a certificate. Payment of the award will be made in October.
Transfers: Awards are made on the condition that the winners engage in a program of graduate studies and research for an advanced degree in entomology in Canada. Students who, after receiving the award, wish to change their graduate program or transfer to a foreign university may be asked to decline the award. Any change in the course of study, department or university in which an award winner is registered requires prior approval of the Student Awards Committee of the ESC. A request for permissions to transfer must be supported by statements from Heads of Departments.
Additional Allowances: The award stipends are all-inclusive. There is no provision for additional grants by the Society for any purpose. Additional grants, for example, to attend meetings, pay course fees, meet publications costs, etc., will not, under any circumstances, be authorized.
All communications regarding the ESC awards, including
requests for applications, should be addressed to:
Biological Survey of Canada
c/o Entomological Society of Canada
393 Winston Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1Y8 Canada
This page last updated 02/08/2012