Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund

Deadline: October 1, 2013

The mission of the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund is to support sustainable communities and environmental stewardship by funding research, scholarships, and education programs essential to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry.

Eligibility:

Two of the fund’s research grant programs are eligible for funding right now:

1) John Z. Duling Grants of up to $10,000 provide seed funding or partial support for innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential to benefit the everyday work of arborists.

Priority funding areas

  • Root and soil management,
  • Planting and establishment,
  • Plant health care,
  • Risk assessment and worker safety, and
  • Urban forestry.

Project duration: One to three years.

Restrictions: Funds cannot be used to pay for overhead expenses or student tuition and fees. It is anticipated that grantees will use their grant to leverage additional dollars.

2) Jack Kimmel International Grants of up to $10,000 provide research project support to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. The Kimmel grant program is administered by the TREE Fund, with evaluation input from the Canadian TREE Fund. Priority funding areas include

  • Root and soil management,
  • Planting and establishment,
  • Plant health care,
  • Risk assessment and worker safety, and
  • Urban forestry.

Project duration: One to three years.

Restrictions: Funds cannot be used to pay for overhead expenses or student tuition and fees. It is anticipated that grantees will use their grant to leverage additional dollars.

Important information:

Due to similarity of two programs, the fund requests that applicants submit to only one of the programs per unique project and funding cycle. Related but unique projects submitted across programs may be considered within a given funding cycle.

How to apply:

Visit the TREE Fund Website for complete program guidelines, the online application system, and information on other grant and scholarship programs.