How to Apply

A note to new and returning Researchers:

Priority is given to investigators from our member universities, and is subject to availability of facilities, equipment and housing. The application process will vary depending on the nature of your research project.

  • Application deadline: March 1, 2020.
  • Please apply for research spaces at the BMSC by the application deadline to ensure your application is dealt with in a timely manner and all your research needs can be met.
  • Plan Ahead. Allow up to 60 days for DFO Collection Permits and Animal Use Protocol (AUP) review and approval. AUP submission deadlines are March 1, May 1, July 1, and September 1.

Applicants for research space should review the Research Policies that are adhered to at BMSC and determine if and how they will influence your research plans. There are specific policies relating to boat use, collecting organisms, SCUBA diving, animal care, exotic species restrictions, and biohazard and radiation safety.

*Please note – while we welcome researchers year-round, housing space and lab facilities can be limiting during the busy summer instructional period; we thus encourage researchers to consider visiting in the fall, winter, or spring.

The BMSC has several major research installations unique from other marine laboratories. Review our facilities and service fees to find out how we can accommodate your research.

Contact the Research Coordinator if you have any questions.

phone: 250-728-3301 ext. 255

Step 1 – Read and complete the Research User Agreement (to be signed and attached in Research Request Form)

Step 2 – Complete and submit the on-line Research Request Form.

*Applications for research space and housing for the summer research season (May 1 – Sept. 30) must be received by the Research Coordinator by March 1 of the same year.

Complete and submit the on-line Research Request Form below.

The Research User Agreement Form must be signed and returned to the Research Coordinator prior to your arrival at BMSC.

Sign and attach the .pdf file to your Research Request application.

Are you collecting animals, or using animals obtained by BMSC staff for your research at BMSC? If yes, you must apply for a DFO collection permit.

Are any of your animals being collected from outside of DFO Management Zone 23-7? If yes, you must obtain an Introduction or Transfers Permit prior to these animals being brought to BSMC.

*Plan ahead. The waiting time for approval of DFO permits can be as long as 60 days, it is necessary to apply well in advance of your arrival at BMSC.

Your DFO collection permit must be approved and submitted to the Research Coordinator prior to your arrival at BMSC.

Researchers using animals for research must submit:

  • Completed BMSC Animal Use Proposal form (AUP)
  • Approved Home institution Animal Use Proposal

ALL forms must be submitted to the Research Coordinator and approved by the Animal Care Coordinator prior to your arrival at BMSC.

Visit our Animal Care page for animal use policies, procedures and forms.

**Plan ahead. Allow 60 days for AUP review and approval. AUP submission deadlines are March 1, May 1, July 1,  and Sept 1.

Questions? Contact our Animal Care Coordinator:
phone: 250-728-3301 ext. 275

Access to Huu-ay-aht Lands requires a permit, which must be approved before your arrival at BMSC.

To reserve accommodation, contact Visitor Services. 

Email: info@bamfieldmsc.com

Phone: 1-250-728-3301 ext. 221

Check out our accommodation options here.

Applications for research space and housing for the summer season (May – September) must be received by the Research Coordinator by March 1 of the same year.