Gottstein Wood Science Course - Call for Applications

The Gottstein Trust and IFA/AFG are offering two scholarships for IFA/AFG members to participate in the Understanding Wood Science Course in November 2021 in Canberra/Albury.  

Timber processors strive to satisfy stringent market demands.  A  lot of knowledge, expertise and information is needed in order to successfully manage variable raw material supply volumes;  variable raw material (wood) characteristics which in turn impact yields and cost of processing; and the wider Australian and international market dynamics (raw material supply/demand/price and ditto for end products) which their businesses face.

This course will be held over one week – running from Sunday 14 to Friday 19 November 2021.  The first two days will be based at Albury with a great program of field trip activities into northern Victoria. Participants will then travel by luxury coach to Canberra for the second leg of the course.  The Canberra leg of the course will be three days, following on from that two-day field trip. It will take place on the Australian National University (ANU) campus at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, in Australia’s beautiful national capital city.   

More information on the course can be found HERE .
What is on offer:
2 x scholarships to cover course fees, valued at $2,950.  

Applications close: 9:00am Wednesday 30 June

Successful applicants will be required to:
Attend the course 
Provide a high-resolution image of you attending the course
Submit of a 250-word post course report that may be to be published in The Forester and provided to the Gottstein Trust

Eligible applicants will be:
A current IFA/AFG member (or prepared to become one)
Passionate about the role of trees and forests in supporting sustainable and healthy cities, farms and rural landscapes and communities
Interested in developing your leadership skills, forestry knowledge and forestry networks.

Click HERE to Download the Application Form

Scholarship for Forest Growers - Call for Applications

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers (IFA/AFG) and the Forest Growers Committee are offering financial support to Australian farmers and family forest growers to attend the IFA/AFG’s 2021 National Conference in Launceston.

The IFA/AFG, through the Growers Reserve Fund is offering a scholarship pool of up to $10,000 to be divided among all successful applicants.

About the 2021 National Conference 

Your Forests, Our Future
Dates: 11 – 14 October 2021
Location: Country Club, Launceston, Tasmania
For more information about the National Conference , click HERE 

What is on offer:
A scholarship pool of $10,000 that will be divided amongst each successful applicant.
 *  In the first instance, the scholarship will be applied to each successful applicant’s conference registration (Conference registration valued at $795)
 *  If there is funding available and the successful applicant will travel over 150 kms to participate in the conference, the scholarship can be used to offset travel expenses i.e., flights, transfers, airport parking, with 50% payable on announcement and the balance payable once a final report and proof of conference related expenses has been received.
 *  The scholarship will be capped at up to $1,500 per successful applicant.

Applications close: 9.00 am, Friday 28 May
Click HERE to download the application form 
Questions? contact the IFA/AFG office on and we will be happy to help.