Two bursaries, each worth £500, are on offer to foresters travelling abroad to undertake independent study to enhance their forestry knowledge.
In 2010, Forestry Research specialist Jo Clark used the Randle Travel bursary to help pay the costs as she clocked up more than 9,000 miles on the latest stage of her PhD research into the adaptation of ash to climate change.
Other bursary recipients have attended conferences in Canada, gone on a study tour to Turkey and taken up an internship with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Timber Section in Geneva.
*The RFS Yorkshire Division, in conjunction with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, also offers an annual bursary worth £600 to allow a younger person with strong local links to carry out a forestry related project. More details are available on www.rfs.org.uk/about/bursaries.