25 March 2022
The Gottstein Trust’s 2022 applications round
will open in April with a full suite of grant award opportunities being made
available for industry people and student candidates.
“The Gottstein Trust Fund has a great track
record of opening up opportunities for people to gain knowledge and use it for
the good of the industry,” said chair, Suzette Weeding.
Applications open on Monday 4th April and will close on Friday 3rd June 2022.
Former award recipients are indeed the living
proof of how much impact a Trust Fund grant can have. “Indeed for some people
the opportunities afforded through their Gottstein Trust funding were life and career
changing. Various first hand testimonials speak for themselves,” Ms Weeding said.
Three award categories will
be available for applicants. The first category is for general skill building –
this is a grant open for applicants who work at any level in the sector. The
grant can be used to pay for training, attending a field trip or conference or some
other activity which they believe will develop their skills and knowledge.
The second category is a
scholarship – this is open for people pursuing a relevant qualification at either
TAFE, University under-graduate or post-graduate level. Scholarship funds may
be used for course or general living expenses.
One former scholarship
holder is Dallas Goldspink who is TAFE NSW’s Team Leader – Forestry, at the
Forestry Industry Training Centre in Tumut NSW. Having the Gottstein support while
doing his Bachelor of Science (Forestry) in Canberra at ANU, meant he could fully
focus on studies and field work. “I am forever grateful for the Gottstein
scholarship,” said Dallas who is also executive officer of the NSW south-west
slopes’ Forest Industry Advisory Council.
The third and premier award
category is the Gottstein Fellowship. This grant funding is for an individual
to pursue a specific project of their own choosing - which has demonstrated value
for the industry. A fellowship usually involves an overseas study tour and there
is an obligation to prepare and submit a comprehensive report that describes
the project research and the findings. Ms Weeding pointed out that fellowship
reports “are openly available for the whole industry to access free of charge –
just click on Projects and Reports.”
Intending applicants are able to access the eligibility
details and online application forms for this 2022 award round at Grants and Courses.
Anyone with an interest in
discussing their project idea in advance of preparing an application is invited
to call Helen Murray on 0419-991-424. All other enquiries can be directed to the Gottstein team.