How to Apply

New and returning Researchers:

BMSC hosts visiting investigators throughout the year from our member universities and from institutions worldwide.

Priority is given to applications received from 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.

Applications for the summer research season (May 1 – Sept 30) are due Feb. 1 of the same year.

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.

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.

Contact our Research Coordinator, Dr. Eric Clelland directly, to discuss your needs.

phone: 250-728-3301 ext. 255

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

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

 

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.

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

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

**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.

Researchers using animals for research must submit:

  • Animal care approval forms (from your home institution and BMSC)
  • BMSC Animal Use Proposal (AUP)

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 February 1 of the same year.