Gottstein Industry Awards

To further promote personal development for individuals in the industry, the Gottstein Trust created a Skill Advancement Award in 1998. The Award is a monetary grant that is provided to applicants at any level, who can demonstrate how this support would improve their professional skills and advance their career prospects.

The Award is different from a Fellowship in that it generally covers a wider range of people who can apply and benefit from broadening their experience and training. It does not usually involve overseas travel. In addition, the report is not required to be as comprehensive as that for a Fellow.

The Trust is pleased to reopen for new applications during 2021. Applications were not open in 2020 during the COVID pandemic when domestic travel was severely disrupted.


Applicants are selected based on the relevance of the chosen project. There are no formal or tertiary educational requirements, although a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s employer is desirable.

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Candidates should provide the following papers to apply for an Award:

  1. Completed application form;
  2. Covering letter demonstrating abilities and commitment to the industry and level of study or the specific activity that the applicant intends to pursue if they are successful;
  3. Employer’s recommendation letter.

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Applications Closing Date

The 2021 application round opens on Friday 12th March 2021 and will close at 9am sharp Thursday 20th May 2021. Late applications will generally NOT be considered.

If you have any queries, please address them to the Gottstein Management Team.


Applications are considered by the Trustees and shortlisted applicants are then interviewed. In 2021 interviews will be held during June via Zoom.

All applicants are advised of the outcome as soon as the review process is completed. In the 2021 round completion is expected to be by the end of July.

Contact the Gottstein Trust for more information.