Royal Forestry Society offers bursaries for conferences and overseas travel

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is offering eight bursaries for students and non-students.

The RFS Spencer Bursaries will underwrite the costs of up to 5 students attending the RFS Tree Diseases Conference being held on 21 April in association with the RASE at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Speakerswill focus on new, exotic pests and diseases of native oak trees and horse chestnuts.

Through the Donald Randle Trust, the RFS is also offering 2 bursaries for 2010, each worth £500. One is to help fund attendance at the Commonwealth Forestry Conference in Edinburgh from Monday 28 June through to Friday 2 July. The second is towards funding travel abroad to further forestry knowledge. There are no age restrictions, but applicants must be members of the RFS when they apply.

Spencer and Donald Randle Bursary details are available from the RFS. Email, call 01442 822028 or download details from Closing dates for applications are in March.

In Yorkshire, the local RFS Division has teamed up with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society to offer up to £600 to help a student towards the costs of undertaking a forestry-related project. The student must be aged over 18, but there is no upper age. Details are available from the RFS Divisional Secretary. Ben Scotting on or by calling 01765 609 355.


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