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Caribou Research and Management Award


1. Sponsored by the Caribou Management Scholarship Fund, which is maintained by the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB), this award is valued at between $1,500 and $5,000. The award is offered to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada enrolled in college or university pursuing studies that contribute to the understanding of barren-ground caribou and their habitat, or that would have application to caribou conservation and management. Students conducting traditional knowledge studies as well as scientific studies are encouraged to apply.

2. In making the selection for the awards, the BQCMB will take into account: individuals who normally reside in one of the communities on the range of the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq barren ground caribou herds; students furthering education/training in natural resources, preferably related to caribou; students who are conducting research on one or both of these caribou herds or their habitat; and students conducting research on barren ground caribou generally. (See map below for more information about the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq herds.) Other considerations will be the quality of the application, potential benefit of the research, relevant experience and future aspirations, and the referee’s reports. The final amount of the award will be determined by the BQCMB based on the relevance and merits of the proposed work. 

3. The research may involve a northern fieldwork component that is conducted between May in the year the award is granted and the following May; however, fieldwork is not required. 

4. Award recipients are identified in May. Only successful candidates will be notified. The award covers an eleven month period of study. Payment will be issued in two installments and is to be used as stipend. Proof of registration and one progress report are required. First payment will be issued after proof of September 2016 registration is received. 

5. This scholarship may be held concurrently with other awards and financial support, except for those administered by the CNST Program. 

6. Please note that the applications are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary committee; technical jargon should be kept to a minimum.

Map of the Beverly and Qamanirjuag Caribou Range:

Application Instructions:

There are 3 parts to a CNST application, the application form, referee’s reports and transcripts. All 3 parts must be received in the office before January 29, 2016.

1. Application
Please read award guidelines and instructions carefully before completing the form. In order to apply, you will be required to create a CNST account by clicking the signup button at Once you have registered, you will receive an email to confirm. Your CNST account will allow you to save your application and track the progress of your application(s), referee reports and transcripts. 

2. Referee Reports
For this award, applicants are asked to have two referees complete the online referee’s report, one of which must be from a course instructor or the supervisor of the research project. During the application process, you will be asked to enter the names and email addresses of the individuals you will ask to serve as referees in support of your application. Referees will receive an email directly which will include the report to be completed. If you are applying to more than one CNST Award, your referee is required to complete a separate form for each application. Upon submission of the report, your CNST account will be updated to reflect its completion. Referee Guidelines
3. Transcripts
Only original transcripts will be accepted. Please note that it can take several weeks to have official transcripts ordered and delivered. It is highly recommended that you order these well in advance of the application deadline. Please send one copy of all required official grade transcripts, in a single package to:                       
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Program
c/o Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

2464 Sheffield Road
Ottawa, ON  K1B 4E5