The CFA Young Forester Award 2020 - application


As part of the Commonwealth Forestry Association’s commitment to supporting the professional development of young foresters we will shortly be announcing the launch of the CFA Young Forester Award 2020 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 2020, 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 2020.
  • 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