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The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund

The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund supports projects that conduct and/or support forestry research, conduct and/or support continuing education activities and the transfer of knowledge, and promote collaboration and relationships with other SAF entities and external groups.

Give to the Science Fund  

 Project Proposals

Proposals must meet one or more of the Fund's goals and can include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct and/or support forestry research including graduate student funding, identification or prioritization of research needs, literature reviews, and to collect preliminary data to develop a larger proposal. 
  • Conduct continuing education activities including conferences, panel discussions, and workshops
  • Conduct outreach effects such as publications, special issues of the Journal of Forestry, and websites


Any SAF member, representing either an SAF unit or an external entity, is eligible to submit a proposal, given the endorsement of one or more SAF Working Groups.  


Must include:

Summary of Project 

A brief project summary (up to 200 words) that captures the goals, methods, and final products of the project. 

 A clear statement of the specific objectives of the project and how they meet the goals of the Science Fund.

A detailed description of the specific steps that will be used to accomplish the stated objectives including how learning outcomes will be measured.


 A clear statement of the anticipated final product(s) of the project.  

A description of how SAF will be credited for the project.

Provide an overall project budget and detailed list of items or services for which the requested funds will be spent.  Project collaborators or in-kind support should be listed.  

Project Duration 
Project completion dates should typically be within 1 to 2 years of the date of the grant application.


Proposals are due February 15 for three types of funding:

  • Loans (up to $5,000) 
  • Regular Grants (up to $2,500)
  • Special Grants (up to $5,000)

Those submitting proposals are encouraged to contact SAF prior to developing and submitting a proposal to inquire whether funds are available

Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund application
(Microsoft Word Document)