Randle Travel Bursary

Through the generosity of the Trustees of the Donald Randle Trust, the RFS is able to offer bursaries to support members to travel overseas to enhance their forestry knowledge.

Applications for 2022 are now closed. Applications for 2023 will open in January 2023.


Applicants must either be a individual or student member of the RFS or work full-time for a RFS corporate member.

The Randle Travel Fund bursary will provide £300 to cover part or all of the subsistence and travel costs when taking part in either of the following:

  • RFS Overseas Study Tours, either organised by the RFS Head Office or local RFS Division.
  • Individual trips abroad organised specifically to enhance your forestry knowledge.

It is a condition of the Randle Travel Bursary Fund that each recipient must submit a written report (1500-2000 words) to RFS within three months of completion of the project. The report will be considered for publication in the Quarterly Journal of Forestry.

Payments will total £300. This will be awarded as follows, £250 upon successful application and then £50 upon receipt of project report for publication.

Projects should be completed within 12 months of a bursary being awarded.

All applications will be treated with strictest confidence. A committee will be appointed by RFS to review all applications. No other information will be used to assess each application. Successful bursary recipients will be notified by the end of May.

If you have any questions about making an application, please email learning@rfs.org.uk