Frequently Asked Questions about Gottstein Fellowships and Awards

When can I apply and when do applications for Fellowships and Awards close?

Applications are called for in July each year, and close on a date specified each year in mid-September.

When can I take up my Fellowship or Award and for how long?

Fellowships and Awards are taken up during the year following the close of applications, and are usually for a period of 3 to 6 weeks. Longer periods can be undertaken, but normally with the additional backing of the Fellow’s employer.

Can I put in a late application?

Late applications are not encouraged, although in certain circumstances the Trust can accommodate them.

Can I use my Fellowship or Award to help me gain a tertiary education qualification?

Fellowships and Awards are given to those currently employed in the Australian forest industries or their associated institutes and are not available to full time students.

Can I apply from overseas?

As above, Fellowships and Awards are given to those currently employed in the Australian forest industries, and are thus not available to overseas applicants.

How much are Awards and Fellowships worth?

There is no specific amount of money provided with a Fellowship or Award, however the amount given will cover airfares, a living allowance and any course or conference fees approved.

Will you tell me where to go and what to do in order to complete my Fellowship or Award program?

Where you go and what you do is your responsibility – the project and itinerary must be completed on the application form prior to submission. The Trustees may suggest modifications to your proposal prior to approval.

Am I too old or too young to apply?

There is no age limit for the Gottstein Fellowships and Awards, although they are generally more suited to applicants in the earlier stages of their careers.

Do I need a firm commitment from people I wish to visit?

Not on initial application, but that would be required if you were successful.