Annual grant awards - call for applications

Annual grant awards - call for applications

01 March 2023

Friday 5th May 2023 is the closing date to apply and be considered for a 2023 Gottstein Trust capacity building grant.

All industry personnel are invited to consider applying.

“It’s important that HR managers, small business owners, executives and operations managers bring this great opportunity to the attention of their personnel,” said chair of the Gottstein Trust, Suzette Weeding.

The grants are available for individuals working in, studying in or associated with, the Australian forestry products sector.

There are three types of grants. Skill Development Support has no set pre-requisites and is open to anyone who wants to build their skills and is working at any level; the Gottstein Fellowship generally supports early to mid-career individuals to undertake a specific project that they believe will benefit the industry; and the Scholarship is for TAFE and University students.

The Trust has awarded over $1.4 million in grants made to individuals and every year opens up new opportunities for people and the industry to benefit.

“Some Gottstein grant award recipients have said that the Gottstein Trust funding turned out to be career and even life changing,” Ms Weeding said.

 “For everyone it’s a really good opportunity to pursue skills and knowledge that may boost their capacity and career.”

2019 Fellowship recipient Harry Mills found his experience “immensely helpful”. He’s urged anyone with an idea in mind to develop a proposal and apply. He is a young Australian architectural designer working in a research role at the University of Cambridge, UK. The Gottstein fellowship enabled him to do an international project about making the most of underutilised timber and therefore supporting a circular economy. Harry is doing his PhD at the Future Timber Hub in association with the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland. His report and others can be downloaded here.

Eligibility criteria and online application forms are found here and selecting the appropriate menu option.

Enquiries about making an application are welcome - either call Helen Murray on 0419-991-424 or email the Gottstein Team.  You can also jump straight online to lodge your application.

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