The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) initiated the Jorgen Bolt Memorial Award in 2021 to recognize Jorgen's contributions to wildlife management in Nunavut. Jorgen was appointed to the Board by the Government of Nunavut-Department of Environment in 2017. During his time with the Board, Jorgen served with dedication and earnestness to ensure that future generations will be able to experience the land as he did.

The annual $20,000 award is split between four (4) successful applicants ($5,000 each) and is designed to assist students from Nunavut in obtaining an education in wildlife, wildlife management or the application of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in wildlife management, which will then be applied to future work in Nunavut.

The deadline for submissions for 2023 has passed. It will reopen in August 2024. 

Questions? Email or call us at 867-975-7300


You can download the application forms below:

Jorgen Bolt Award Application Form (Inuktitut)

Jorgen Bolt Award Application Form (English)


Criteria for Eligibility:

1. Applicant must be entering or continuing with post-secondary education that goes towards a degree, diploma or certificate in wildlife, wildlife management or the application of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in wildlife management in Nunavut.

2. Applicant must currently be a resident of Nunavut and have resided in the territory for at least the past two (2) years.

3. The applicant must demonstrate a minimum academic achievement of 65% overall academic record.


2023 Recipients of the Jorgen Bolt Memorial Award

Derek Irwin

Kaleigh Niptanatiak

Connor Faulkner

Joshua Komangapik


2022 Recipients of the Jorgen Bolt Memorial Award

Alysha Wilson-Maksagak

Connor Faulkner

Uluriak Amarualik


2021 Recipients of the Jorgen Bolt Memorial Award

Brandon Ipkarnek

Danielle Adjun

Sharlyne Umphrey


The Nunavut Wildlife Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Research Fund (IQRF) was created by the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB or Board) to fund community-based management and research projects in Nunavut, in particular projects led by Hunters and Trappers Organizations. The IQRF provides an annual allocation of studies funds to encourage Inuit and community-based organizations to undertake and lead research projects that address community needs and concerns related to the management of wildlife in Nunavut.

Research is necessary to ensure that wildlife resources are harvested in a knowledgeable and sustainable way so that Nunavummiut can continue the hunting and fishing that is so essential to their way of life. The NWMB has a lead role to play in this area and is committed to making wildlife research responsive to the needs and concerns of the people of Nunavut.

Each year in December, the NWMB determines the amount of funding that will be available for the IQRF. The NWMB may increase the funding for the IQRF during the Board’s consideration of applications on a case-by-case basis.

pdf IQRF Funding Guide 2022 ENG (276 KB)

pdf IQRF Funding Guide 2020 INUK (185 KB)

pdf IQRF 2022 Application Form ENG (250 KB)

IQRF Application Form 2018 INUK

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