Apply for a Grant/Scholarship
The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund promotes the transfer of knowledge with projects that advance forestry through new and ongoing research, enhanced technological applications, and diverse continuing education activities to benefits the professional and the public further facilitating science-informed management decisions.
Give to the Science Fund
Complete applications include an information form, proposal, and budget form.
Letter(s) of support from a SAF WG Chair, a State Society Science/Technology Chair, or a Forest Science and Technology Board (FSTB) Subject Area Representative. Proposals will not be considered unless there is at least one letter of support. The letter must include a discussion of the expected benefits of doing the project. Emails for FSTB representatives are accessible within the application.
Projects should be completed within 1, and where appropriate, up to 2 years of the application date. The FSTB may elect to approve funding for multiple years when needed. A report summarizing the project results (or progress) and how grant funds were used is due upon project completion. Unused funds must be returned to SAF when the project is completed or if the project is not completed.
Grant proposals will be evaluated against a variety of criteria, including:
Proposals must meet two or more of the Fund's goals and can include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applied forestry research that has potential to inform management practice, literature reviews, and/or seed money for collecting preliminary data to develop a larger proposal or complete or enhance prior research efforts
Grant funds must be received and managed by an appropriate entity – e.g., a university/department grants office, State Society treasurer, or agency fiscal office. Requests for exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Approved grant funds will generally be made available within 60 days of notification that the proposal has been accepted and funds awarded.
Proposals for Regular and Special Grants are due March 15.
The proposal and associated forms should be submitted to Amy Juliana, the SAF Science and Technology Manager at [email protected].