• Welcome to TONMO, the premier cephalopod interest community, and birthplace of #WorldOctopusDay and #CephalopodAwarenessDays. Founded in 2000, we are a large community of experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts, some of whom come together when we host our biennial conference. To join in on the fun, sign up. You can also become a Supporter for just $50/year to remove all ads and enjoy other perks. Follow us on Twitter for more cephy goodness.

Squid Scholarships

bathypol

Wonderpus
Registered
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
183
Hi Everyone,

I'm just starting to look into possible funding for grad school and was wondering if anyone knew of any squid related scholarships (especially for Canada).

Any info would be great.

Thanks!
 

DHyslop

Architeuthis
Registered
Joined
Dec 22, 2004
Messages
1,713
Where I am in a geology program, if a program actually wants you to come they'll have a graduate assistanceship including a tuition waiver and enough of a stipend to eek a little bit of a living out of, during the school year at least. I was under the impression this was the same for most bio programs?

Dan
 

Steve O'Shea

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
4,671
DHyslop said:
Where I am in a geology program, if a program actually wants you to come they'll have a graduate assistanceship including a tuition waiver and enough of a stipend to eek a little bit of a living out of, during the school year at least. I was under the impression this was the same for most bio programs?
Dan

This would be the exception rather than norm 'down under', especially when you've got numerous postgrad students/researchers & limited funds available.

For an international Masters student you would have to pay full tuition fees, ~ NZ$20,000 annually. However, for an international PhD student/researcher I can now offer (courtesy of the NZ government) a full-fees scholarship, if you fit the entry criteria (and this is not inconsequential, very generously at ~ NZ$25,000 annually). I would be unable to offer any stipend or guarantee of work whilst here though, so you would need ~ NZ$15,000 annually to accommodate and feed yourself for the ~ 3-year duration of the research programme (5 year maximum, unless you like being growled at and generating lots of paperwork for your disgruntled supervisor).

Finding monies to keep yourself in a bed and fed can be a challenge, but I believe everyone here is working in one way or another, or has until such a time as they were successful in securing grants monies; I don't know anyone that is not eating or accommodated. What doesn't kill you builds character you know! (I was there too, a long time ago.)
 

Steve O'Shea

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
4,671
Eric, we can take special care of certain folk! You shouldn't worry about stuff like this right now!
 
Joined
Oct 7, 2004
Messages
2,580
Maybe your right, with I should worry about my grades first. But it still doesn't hurt to save for something (like TONMOcon II) now, does it?
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2003
Messages
373
Oh, oh! Can I be special too?

Hey bathypol!
Excellent post and question as I too am looking forward to the day when I can focus a bit more on our cephy brethern than the second-order nonhomogeneous linear differential equations of first year calculus. And I notice that you are an Atlantic scholar as well! I'm actually from London, Ontario, but am out in Halifax at Dal studying marine biology. You at MUN? What year are you in? Just curious about fellow Canuck TONMOers.

Look forward to hearing about more funding woes. :wink:

Cheers!
 

bathypol

Wonderpus
Registered
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
183
Ahhhhh NO CALCULUS!!!! It hurts my head!

main_board,
I'm actually just finishing up my honours at MUN this term and then it's off to bigger and squidier (hopefully) things. What year are you in at Dal? You liking it there? I too am "from away" having migrated from the cold and flat prairies to the Rock in the North Atlantic.

Anyways, just to clearify, I do have some potential funding for this project but no where near enough. Squid research isn't highly funded in Canada from what I'm learning but any leads on biology scholarships in general that don't refer only to medicine and dentistry would be greatly appreciated.


Cheers.


p.s. Isn't everyone special in their own way???
 

Steve O'Shea

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
4,671
bathypol said:
p.s. Isn't everyone special in their own way???
Indeed they are; entry criteria are that you have actually prepared a Masters (or equivalent) thesis, and that you have an Hons degree for it. There are a variety of 'Masters' theses out there, some of which do not require the preparation of a thesis, but two years of papers and a 'project' instead. That does not qualify here for entry into a PhD and you would now be required to either redo the Masters thesis here, or sit various postgraduate papers.

I am also reluctant to (uncritically) take anyone on with a Bachelors (Hons) degree directly into a PhD, even though you are entitled to do this. I would need to thoroughly review the Hons dissertation first, and reserve the right to accept or not into the doctoral research programme (it is very much on a case-by-case basis). It is too hard and unfair on people otherwise, both the candidate and the staff (it is in everyone's best interests).

The latter is a personal belief and does not represent that of the university.
 

Latest Posts

Forum statistics

Threads
20,938
Messages
207,033
Members
8,498
Latest member
acorn kid

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak


Top