There are many opportunities for students to conduct research in the Department of Biology.

Graduate Research

With over 125 graduate student, the Biology Department is a thriving, research-intensive environment. All of our full-time graduate students receive funding packages, and many are recipients of external scholarships. For more informatin on doing graduate studies in Biology at Carleton, click here.

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

These awards are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university. NSERC encourages qualified Aboriginal students to apply to this program.

Summer Undergraduate Research

Several stipends are available on a competitive basis to Carleton students with the goal of promoting research participation under the guidance of Carleton faculty. The competition is open to all students. In general, these stipends begin in May and run to August. Housing is available at the University at reasonable cost. Students interested in applying for scholarships should discuss available opportunities with potential faculty sponsors and decide upon a single project and advisor. More information on how to apply for summer research scholarships can obtained from the Dean of Science.

Work-Study Program

The Work Study Program is a financial aid program funded by Carleton University and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The program is intended to supplement the resources of students who are in financial need and have the fewest financial options by providing part-time employment on campus. Click here for more information.

Co-op Programs

Co-operative education is your opportunity to get a head start on your career. Co-op work terms allow you to develop key employability skills, explore your career options, and graduate with tangible, workplace experience—giving you a competitive edge when you enter the job market after graduation. Click here for more information on co-op opportunities in Biology at Carleton.