People drive Australia’s wonderful
ultimate renewable wood products and forestry industry. The Trust is all about
people – it invests in motivated people so they can learn new things because
that supports advancement of the industry.
The Joseph William Gottstein Memorial
Trust Fund known as the Gottstein Trust is a unique national educational trust
fund that began in 1971. It promotes the development of Australia’s wood
products and forestry industry through the pursuit of excellence in people,
processes and products.
The Trust adapts as the industry
adapts. It is governed by seven (as at 2021) Trustees who are responsible for managing
and investing the trust’s accumulated funds, overseeing investments and annual
fund raising to grow the fund. They call
for applications and interview candidates each year for the Gottstein
Fellowships, Scholarships and Skill Development grants.
We provide opportunity for people to
build their knowledge and discover new networks.
Fifty years on - these unique
opportunities for professional development, learning and networking are as
important as they were when the Trust Fund was founded.
In the first 50 years nearly $1.4
million has been granted to individuals to pursue their projects or study or
skill development. 151 Fellowships have been awarded – most entailed an
overseas study tour. Many Gottstein Fellows went on to become leaders in prominent
industry organisations and in research. Fellowship project reports can be downloaded
from this website. If you’re looking for information – make this a place to
The Gottstein Trust also provides
scholarships for people studying and provides skill development grants as well
as running two short courses and a field trips every year.
Note (1) The COVID19 global pandemic
and associated international travel restrictions for Australians mean that the
2021 award exclusively focus on Australian and New Zealand travel.