Celebrating 50th Anniversary in 2021.
The Joseph William Gottstein Memorial Trust Fund was established half a century ago. This unique national education trust was formed in 1971 to promote the development of Australia’s wood (forest) products industry through the pursuit of excellence in people, processes and products.
The Gottstein Trust provides financial support to people employed in the industry who wish to further their education, develop new skills and continue contributing to the industry through their professional development. This is primarily achieved through the awarding of Fellowships (1) for international study tours plus scholarships for formal study and as the provision of two short courses.
In the first 50 years more than 150 Fellowships have been awarded to members of the industry. Many Gottstein Fellows hold responsibility for prominent forestry or forest products organisations.
The Trust aims to maintain constant relevance to the wood products and forestry industry and to continuously provide opportunities for people to develop both themselves and their industry.
(1) The COVID19 global pandemic and associated international travel restrictions for Australians mean that the 2021 awards will exclusively focus on Australian and New Zealand travel.