Ap­pli­ca­tions for 2018 Gottstein Fel­low­ships clos­ing soon

Australian Forests and Timber - - In The News -

The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions for the cov­eted 2018 Gottstein Trust Fel­low­ships is 25 Septem­ber.

The Trust pro­vides financial sup­port to peo­ple em­ployed in the for­est and forestry in­dus­tries who wish to fur­ther their ed­u­ca­tion, de­velop new skills and con­tinue con­tribut­ing to the in­dus­try through their pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment.

The Joseph Wil­liam Gottstein Memo­rial Trust Fund was es­tab­lished in 1971 as a na­tional ed­u­ca­tion trust to pro­mote the de­vel­op­ment of Aus­tralia’s for­est prod­ucts in­dus­try through the pur­suit of ex­cel­lence in peo­ple, pro­cesses, and prod­ucts.

J.W. (Bill) Gottstein, was a for­est prod­ucts re­search sci­en­tist work­ing for the CSIRO, who was trag­i­cally killed in 1971 while pho­tograph­ing a tree-felling op­er­a­tion in New Guinea. The trust en­cour­ages peo­ple to ac­quire knowledge which will pro­mote the in­ter­ests of Aus­tralian in­dus­tries which use for­est prod­ucts to pro­duce sawn tim­ber, ply­wood, com­pos­ite wood, pulp and pa­per and sim­i­lar de­rived prod­ucts.

Each year the Gottstein Trust in­vites ap­pli­ca­tions to sub­mit a study program in an area con­sid­ered to be of ben­e­fit to the Aus­tralian forestry and for­est in­dus­tries.

Study tours un­der­taken by Fel­lows have usu­ally been over­seas but sev­eral have been within Aus­tralia. Fel­lows sub­mit re­ports on com­ple­tion of their program, and these are posted on the Trust’s web­site.

Three new fel­low­ships were awarded in 2017 and more than 110 Fel­lows have un­der­taken stud­ies in coun­tries such as Canada, the US, Ger­many, Aus­tria, Brazil, Ja­pan, Switzer­land, and New Zealand.

Ap­ply on­line: https:// gottstein­trust.org/fel­low­ships/ ap­pli­ca­tion-gottstein-fel­low­ship

Email: gottstein­sec­re­tary@ gmail.com

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