The Queen's Award for Forestry
In 1987, the Association's
Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, approved the Queen's Award for
Forestry, to recognise outstanding contributions to forestry.
The purpose of the Award, which
comprises a cash prize and a travel grant to the combined value of £2000, is
both to recognise the achievements and support the future work of an
outstanding mid-career forester. The recipient will be the individual who the
Selection Committee considers combines exceptional contributions to forestry
with an innovative approach to his or her work.
The Association, which has
responsibility for selecting and evaluating candidates, will agree a travel
programme in conjunction with the winner that will maximise the benefits to
the winner, the hosts and the Association. The successful candidate will be
expected to deliver a lecture upon return describing his or her experiences
and lessons learned.
Consideration for the Queen's Award for Forestry
follows nomination by two proposers, i.e. not application by the individual.
These nominations must be sent to the relevant CFA Regional Coordinator (see
below) and must include name, age, position of the nominee, plus a short
statement of up to 200 words outlining why the individual has been nominated.
If the individual is considered
suitable for inclusion in the short-list the nominators will be contacted for
Previous winners of the Award
John Turnbull (AU)
SN Rai (IN)
Yemi Katerere (ZW)
Thang Hooi Chiew (MY)
VK Bahuguna (IN)
Jerry Vanclay (AU)
Steve Bass (GB)
Bentval Ravindra Prabhu (IN)
Shashi Kant (CAN)
The Award is open to all citizens
of Commonwealth countries, although in the event of a tie priority will be
given to a member of the Association.
(Please note that the Queen does not normally
present the Award in person).
CFA Regional Award
The CFA Regional Awards are designed to
recognise the professional excellence of foresters working at a
national and regional level and are open to members and non-members. Winners
receive a certificate to honour their achievement and the Award is
presented at a high profile national or regional event.
Candidates for the CFA Regional Awards
must be submitted to Regional Coordinators (see below) and nominated and
seconded by CFA members.
(click here to go to the
Regional Coordinators' page)
Europe : Adrian Whiteman
Africa : Ben Chikamai
South Asia : R.V. Singh
South East Asia and Pacific : Michael Bleby
Americas and Caribbean :
The Award is open to citizens
of all countries.
Applications are invited from
students and young professionals below the age of 35 who are nationals of
Commonwealth countries for the Commonwealth Forestry Associationís Young
Forester Award. The Award is designed to support the professional
development of the recipient through the provision of a short-term work
placement and consists of a designated placement combined with a
bursary of between £1000 and £1500 (depending on the placement selected).
The CFA endeavours to provide the recipient with a choice of placements of
between three- and six-months in order to meet their professional interest.
The Award is open to foresters or forestry
students of all countries below 35 years of age.
Click here for more
information on the Award.
Scientist Publication Award
The Commonwealth Forestry
Association has established a scheme known as the International Forestry
Review Young Scientist Publication Award which is designed to help promote the careers of
young forest scientists and managers through publication in the
International Forestry Review. Manuscripts are invited within the
The Award is open to authors from all countries.
Age of author under
30 years of age at time of submission of entry;
Author should not
have previously published articles in peer-reviewed international technical
journals (please list any published articles in non-reviewed journals);
should be from one author.
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information on the Award.
Scientist Research Award
The CFA recognises the fundamental importance of scientific research in
the development of our understanding of the growth of forests and their
value to society and our planet. Since 1921 the CFA has published
leading scientific papers on forest research, and has more recently
established initiatives designed to encourage publication of research
articles by young researchers (the Young Scientist
Publication Award) and distribute our journal, the International
Forestry Review, free of charge to developing countries via the
Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information
In January 2009, the CFA launched a new
initiative, the CFA Young Scientist Research Award, with the
following terms of reference:
Objective of scheme
To provide financial support to Commonwealth students undertaking
forest-related research in pursuit of an academic qualification.
Age Up to
35 years of age
Nationality and location
Citizen of a Commonwealth country carrying out research in a
Commonwealth country within a recognized academic programme working
towards an academic qualification.
Amount of money
available Up to £1000.
Number of awards and
their frequency One award per year.
Terms and conditions for
use of money Funds provided to the academic institution.
Report provided to CFA of work carried out.
If you are interested in
applying for the Award please download and complete the