The NZIF Foundation was established by the NZ Institute of Forestry in December 2011 to advance education in relation to forestry. This can include encouraging and supporting forestry related research, education and training through the provision of grants, scholarships and prizes; promoting the acquisition, development and dissemination of forestry related knowledge and information and other activities that do not conflict with the charitable purpose.
In the Trust Deed, Forestry has been given a broad definition Forestry includes all those activities involved in the management and use of forests and their products, the objects of which are the production of wood or other forest benefits and the maintenance of the environment in its most beneficial form. In determining this definition, the NZIF Council wanted to ensure that the Foundation could operate across the full spectrum of forests and forestry in New Zealand both production and for other purposes.
Awards being offered in 2013
The NZIF Foundation is offering the following awards in 2013:
- Chavasse Travel Award of up to $3,500
- Mary Sutherland Scholarship of $1,000
- University Undergraduate Scholarship of $1,000
- Frank Hutchinson Postgraduate scholarship of $1,000
Applications are now open. Further details are below.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 3 rd May 2013.
The awards will be announced at the Awards Dinner of the NZIF Conference in New Plymouth on Monday 1 st July 2013.
Email the Foundation at Foundation@nzif.org.nz
If you wish to make a donation to the Foundation. Payments are be made by:
Cheque - to NZIF Foundation, P O Box 10513, Wellington
Internet Banking - BNZ 02 1269 0014573 00, please remember to include your name in the details field.