A. W. Franzmann and Distinguished Colleagues Award

Inspired by the passing of our beloved colleague, mentor and friend Al Franzmann in February 2009, and to honour all of those who have passed on and have contributed to our knowledge and understanding of moose biology and management, Alces established the “Albert W. Franzmann and Distinguished Colleagues Memorial Award”. The one-time award, valued at CDN $1,500, will be given annually to a graduate student entering or continuing1 in a Master’s or Doctoral program at a recognized university in Canada or the United States. The applicant’s research should be directed toward studies of the biology and management of moose within their circumpolar distribution or other ungulates or mammalian carnivores overlapping their range.

Applicants are required to submit: (1) an official academic transcript of their complete academic record; (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; (3) a detailed description of the research to be undertaken (min. 4 pages, max. 10 pages) as would be prepared for a thesis advisory committee; and (4) a short supportive letter from the student's graduate supervisor. Applications2 must be received3 by March 15 of the year in which the award is to be used. A committee of 3 past recipients of the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award will review applications and rank each submission. The recipient will be determined by consensus of the committee and their decision will be binding. The recipient of the award will be notified several weeks after March 15 and officially recognized at the Annual North American Moose Conference and Workshop4.

Recipients must acknowledge receipt of the award in any subsequent publications of their work and are strongly encouraged to publish at least some portion of their research in the journal Alces prior to or following completion of their graduate program.

Donations to support the “Albert W. Franzmann and Distinguished Colleagues Memorial Award” should be made payable to Lakehead University Alces Account # 50-1606-2051 and be sent to Dr. Art Rodgers3. Alces is not a registered charitable organization or incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation and cannot issue receipts for income tax purposes.

1 First-time applicants in the early phases of their research will be given preference. Applicants must be in the first 12 months of an M.S. program or in the first 24 months of a Ph.D. program. Previous unsuccessful applicants may reapply.

In the absence of suitable new applicants, consideration will be given to previous recipients pending submission of a progress report and recommendation by their graduate supervisor. Previous recipients interested in applying for a second Award should contact Dr. Art Rodgers3 after March 15 to find out if the award is still available. The deadline for previous recipients to submit a progress report and letter of recommendation will be April 15 of the year in which the award is to be used.

2 Official transcripts may be submitted through an electronic link to an academic institution or original signed and sealed hard copy – scanned transcripts are not permitted. Other supporting materials may be mailed or submitted electronically3.

3 Applications must be submitted to;

Dr. Arthur R. Rodgers
Alces Business Editor
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research
421 James Street South, Suite 103
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Canada P7E 2V6

Telephone: (807) 343-4011
FAX: (807) 343-4001

4 The recipient does not have to be in attendance but all applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the Alces Newcomer’s Travel Award to attend the annual meeting.