Awards for Excellence in Forestry: Apply by October 15
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous body of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India; P.O. New Forest, Dehradun, Uttarakhand - 248 006, has invited entries for the ‘ICFRE Awards for Excellence in Forestry-2019’.
The awards are given for original and outstanding work/research contribution.
There shall be a total of 12 awards in the following three broad categories (a) Awards for ICFRE personnel serving in ICFRE and its institutes and centres (Five Awards) (b) Awards for non-ICFRE individuals, institutions and organizations (Six Awards) and (c) ICFRE Lifetime Achievement award in Forestry (One Award).
In the category of Awards for ICFRE personnel serving in ICFRE (HQ) and its Institutes/ Centres, there will be 5 awards. Of this, four awards will carry a cash award of Rs.25000/- along with a citation and a plaque, one each in the following sub-categories (i) ICFRE outstanding Research Award: for outstanding research done in the field of Forestry (ii) ICFRE Young Professional Award: for the outstanding contribution made by the young ICFRE professional (age under 40 yrs.) working in ICFRE (iii) ICFRE Woman Professional Award: for the outstanding contribution by a woman ICFRE professional working in ICFRE (iv) ICFRE Technology Innovation Award: for an outstanding technology innovation which has commercial/industrial application in the field of Forestry.
The fifth award is ICFRE Best Research Paper Award which will carry a cash award of Rs. 10,000/- with a certificate, for the Best Research Paper published by an ICFRE professional.
Awards for Non-ICFRE Individuals, Institutions and Organizations:
ICFRE Forestry Research Award: There shall be two awards under this category (i) An award of Rs. 25,000/- along with the citation and a trophy/plaque for State and UTs Forest Departments/Forest Corporations /State Agricultural Universities for their outstanding contributions in frontier areas of scientific research for the cause of forestry (ii) An award of Rs. 25,000/- along with the citation and a trophy/plaque for individuals/NGOs for their outstanding contributions in frontier areas of scientific research for the cause of forestry.
ICFRE Community Forest Management Award: There shall be one award of Rs. 25,000/- along with the citation and a trophy/plaque for the JFMCs/EDCs/Panchayats for their outstanding contributions for the cause of forest management and conservation.
ICFRE Forest based Industry Award: There shall be one award of Rs. 25,000/- along with the citation and a trophy/plaque for the forest based (Micro and Small Enterprises) for adopting best green practices and thereby helping in sustainable management of forests and utilization of forest produce.
ICFRE Agroforestry Award: There shall be one award of Rs. 25,000/- along with the citation and a trophy/plaque for the farmer(s) for adopting innovative/modern agroforestry practices.
ICFRE Forest Management Award: There shall be one award of Rs. 25,000/- along with the citation and a trophy/plaque for a Forest Division of the State Forest Departments/Forest Corporations for improving the forest productivity and sustainable management of forests.
There will also be the ICFRE Lifetime Achievement Award in Forestry: There shall be one award under this category of Rs. 50,000/- along with citation and a trophy/plaque. The award will be given to a professional working for the cause of Forestry Research, Management, Education and/or Extension, for ICFRE and Non ICFRE individuals, for exceptionally distinguished work done.
Detailed guidelines and proforma for application are available at http://icfre.org/ and at the office of ADG (Education and R.B.).
Filled application should reach ‘ADG (Education and RB), Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, P.O. New Forest, Dehra Dun -248006, latest by 3 pm on 15 October 2019.
For more details, visit http://icfre.org/