ITTO offers fellowships to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines. The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the international trade in tropical timber. The program enables young and mid-career people from over 49 countries working for government, universities, research institutions, civil society, and the private sector to pursue professional development and improve their career prospects. The programme supports mainly short-term activities, such as participation in international conferences, training courses, and study tours. In addition, it also helps people to prepare manuals and monographs and provides small grants for post-graduate study. ITTO Fellowship Programme encourages the capacity development of women foresters. The maximum amount for a fellowship grant is US$10,000.