The last date of submission of Applications for ICFRE Awards for ‘Excellence in Forestry’ has been extended up to 15-10-2018.

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India;  P.O New Forest, Dehra Dun-248006, ICFRE Awards for Excellence in Forestry-2018, for pioneering and exemplary work in the field of forestry.

The Awards are given for original and outstanding work/research contribution. A total of 12 awards will be given under the scheme. The categories are (a) ICFRE Personnel (5 awards) (b) Non-ICFRE Individuals, Institutions and Organizations (6) (c) ICFRE Lifetime Achievement Award in Forestry (1).

Awards for ICFRE personnel serving in ICFRE (HQ) and its Institutes/ Centres

  •  ICFRE outstanding Research Award for outstanding research done in the field of Forestry
  •  ICFRE Young Professional Award for the outstanding contribution made by the young ICFRE professional (age under 40 yrs.) working in ICFRE
  •  ICFRE Woman Professional Award for the outstanding contribution by a woman ICFRE professional working in ICFREA
  •  ICFRE Technology Innovation Award for an outstanding technology innovation which has commercial/industrial application in the field of Forestry
  •  ICFRE Best Research Paper Award for the Best Research Paper published by an ICFRE professional.

Under each category, there shall be one award of Rs. 25,000/- along with a citation and a plaque.

Awards for Non-ICFRE Individuals, Institutions and Organizations

  • ICFRE Forestry Research Award (2 awards) one for State & UTs Forest Departments/Forest Corporations /State Agricultural Universities for their outstanding contributions in frontier areas of scientific research for the cause of forestry and second for individuals/NGOs for their outstanding contributions in frontier areas of scientific research for the cause of forestry
  • ICFRE Community Forest Management Award for the JFMCs/EDCs/Panchayats for their outstanding contributions for the cause of forest management and conservation
  • ICFRE Forest based Industry Award 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 Agro forestry Award for the farmer(s) for adopting innovative/modern agro forestry practices
  • ICFRE Forest Management Award for a Forest Division of the State Forest Departments/Forest Corporations for improving the forest productivity and sustainable management of forests.

Each award carries a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/- along with the citation and a trophy/plaque

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.

Eligibility

 Only Indian citizens shall be eligible for the awards. In case of outstanding research work performed jointly and adjudged fit for an award, the amount of award would be equally shared among the awardees with individual plaque, limiting to maximum of three. In case of non-ICFRE Institutions/ individuals, selection will be made on the basis of the certified information provided in the application in the format so devised. An institution, team of scientists or individuals or any other recipient once awarded for their work shall not be eligible again for next five years.

Details related to the Applications/Nominations are available at www.icfre.org