The CFA Young Forester Award - application

Please note, the applicaiton process for the 2018 award is now closed.


As part of the Commonwealth Forestry Association’s commitment to supporting the professional development of young foresters we are pleased to announce the launch of the CFA Young Forester Award 2018 in conjunction with the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.

The CFA Young Forester Award provides a short-term work placement of three months hosted by the University of British Columbia at their Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, between September and December 2018, where the successful applicants will be able to develop their practical skills.  The Award covers flights, accommodation, local travel, subsistence costs and a small bursary to cover the period of the placement.  

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a national of a Commonwealth country.
  • Hold a forestry qualification.
  • Be below 35 years of age on 1st January 2018.
  • Be able to exhibit a genuine interest in forest wildlife management.
  • Be able to travel to Canada and apply for a Canadian Study Permit.
  • Hold a valid driving licence.

Application process

If you wish to apply please send an email to