“NEWCOMERS" TRAVEL AWARDS
In an effort to encourage new attendees at the North American Moose Conference and Workshop who will report on recent studies of moose ecology and who will submit a manuscript for possible publication in the journal Alces, the North American Moose Group will provide up to $4,000.00 CDN (approximately $2,900 US at current exchange rates) to the local organizing committee to cover the costs associated with attendance at the annual meeting for young researchers. It is expected that employers or sponsors of the applicants will also assist with travel costs.
Eligibility: Anyone who has not attended more than one or two previous North American Moose Conferences and who wishes to prepare a manuscript and present a paper at the annual meeting. This could include government or private agency biologists/managers, faculty and graduate students at a university, or anyone newly established and anxious to report results of original research relating to the biology and management of moose. Priority will be given to individuals who have never attended a Moose Conference or have attended only once.
"SENIORS" TRAVEL AWARD
In recognition of the potential for retired moose biologists to continue to contribute to our knowledge and understanding of moose ecology, the North American Moose Group will pay up to $1,200.00 CDN (approximately $875 US at current exchange rates) of the costs associated with attending the North
American Moose Conference and Workshop to a retiree who will present a paper, prepared in advance, for possible publication in the journal Alces.
Eligibility: A retired researcher or manager who is no longer formally associated with a supporting agency or institution and who wishes to prepare a manuscript and present a paper at the annual meeting. Priority will be given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the study of moose and their related ecology and who has been a supporter of the North American Moose Group and the journal Alces.
Submission Criteria and Deadline
The organizing committee is extending the deadline for travel awards to March 31. To be considered for either a Newcomers or Senior Travel Award, applicants should submit a brief cover letter or email and a completed manuscript to the Awards Committee Chair, Mike Schrage at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31, 2023. Further details on award criteria and submission guidelines can be found on the website for the Journal Alces. https://alcesjournal.org/index.php/alces/travel The Awards Committee may choose to split the total amount available for each award between more than one recipient based on the number and quality of submissions as well as criteria such as other travel support and the necessary travel distance for each applicant.
Decisions and notifications of travel awards will be made by April 7, 2023. Travel and related expenses must be documented by receipts and will be reimbursed shortly after the conference. Receipts should be submitted to Art Rodgers, Alces Business Editor, at email@example.com