This is the highest award made by the
Gottstein Trust Fund.
Fellowships are generally of most
benefit to talented people in the earlier to mid stage of their career.
The positive impacts from a
fellowship are not fleeting. Indeed, fellows may experience very long-lasting
impacts and find the fellowship has quite considerable value for their career.
This is evident from various testimonials.
There have been 151 fellowships
In 2021 we began reconnecting with
former fellows - inviting them to gather in person or virtually for the 50th anniversary of the Trust. These people make up an alumni network of talented
individuals who can be found in many areas of the forest and wood products
sector - including within the research community. New fellows will join the
network every year.
With such a dispersed group, we
intend using digital technology to host an occasional series of forums that will
give interested alumni the opportunity to hear about project findings of new
fellowship recipients when these are released. The fellowships of the future
should have added value for the recipients because of this reactivated alumni
If you aspire to a Gottstein
fellowship – please refer to the detailed section about applying. There is no fixed theme that a
fellowship application must adhere to. You should put forward an original project
idea that you can demonstrate would be of considerable potential benefit to the
advancement of Australia’s ultimate renewable forestry and wood products
A fellowship may be awarded to
people from, or associated with, the Australian wood products and forest
industries – right along the supply or value chain. The grant allows those
selected to conduct a specific research project usually including a study tour.