To further promote personal development, 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 lower level of training and it does not usually involve overseas travel. In addition, the report is not required to be as comprehensive as that for a Fellow.
COVID19 Pandemic Disruption
DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC APPLICATIONS ARE NOT OPEN IN 2020.
The Trust looks forward to reopening for new applications during 2021.
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.
Read the General Terms and Conditions
Candidates should provide the following papers to apply for an Award:
- Completed application form;
- Covering letter demonstrating abilities and commitment to the industry and level of study that the applicant intends to enrol in;
- Employer’s recommendation letter.
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Applications Closing Date
Usual practice is that applications open in July each year and the closing date is during September. Late applications will generally NOT be considered.
Applications for 2019 were open for two months between July and September.
If you have any queries, please address them to the Gottstein Secretariat Management Team.
Applications are considered by the Trustees and shortlisted applicants are interviewed, then advised of the outcome by early December.
Contact the Gottstein Trust for more information.