Grants of $10,000 for Agricultural researchers from TREE Fund 2020

Date limite : 15 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Tree Fund

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Grants of $10,000 for Agricultural researchers from TREE Fund 2020

The TREE Fund has announced a Jack Kimmel International Grant Program to provide much-needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. This grant is administered by the TREE Fund, with participation from the Canadian TREE Fund in the evaluation process. These grants are available to researchers whose work is primarily outside of the United States. Projects are expected to be completed within one to two years.

Research Areas:

  • Root and Soil Management, e.g: (Mycorrhizal networks, Soil amendments and structural soils, Blended and manufactured soils, Soil testing and tissue testing)
  • Propagation, Planting, and Establishment, e.g: (Fertilization, Selection/propagation of superior clones, Production methods to influence better root growth, Improved transplantability, Improved plant establishment)
  • Plant Health Care, e.g: (Pruning, Pest/pathogen biology and management, Resistance breeding, Tree injection, Adaptive silviculture)
  • Risk Assessment and Worker Safety, e.g: (Decay assessment, Response growth, Mechanical pruning, Lightning protection, Support systems, cabling, etc., Machine-aided climbing, Biomechanics)
  • Urban Forestry (To Include Human Dimensions), e.g: (Quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of urban forest benefits to humans and communities, Techniques for educating communities to support sound policy/decision-making, zoning, development decisions, etc., Policy formation and program implementation, “Nature-Based Solutions”, Role of volunteers in Community Forestry, Behavioral economics, Ecosystem services, Tree diversity)

Grant Amount:

Grant amounts are limited to a maximum of $10,000 and will vary depending upon the adjudged value of the project relative to the needs of the arboriculture community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • TREE Fund does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national or ethnic origin.
  • Current trustees of TREE Fund or any member of the family of any such trustee are ineligible to receive grants from TREE Fund.
  • These grants are available to researchers whose work is primarily outside of the United States.

Selection Criteria:

Staff will screen all applications for applicant eligibility, word counts, alignment with TREE Fund mission, and compliance with minimum requirements, then forward compliant applications to TREE Fund’s Research and Education Committee. Members of this committee will score your proposal as follows:

  • Qualifications of the investigative team: 10 points
  • The potential impact of the project: 25 points
  • Approach: 35 points
  • Dissemination plan: 10 points
  • Feasibility: 15 points
  • Discretionary: 5 points.
  • Total Maximum Possible Score: 100 points.

About TREE Fund:

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture (the science of cultivating and managing trees in a landscape) and urban forestry. Since their inception in 2002, TREE Fund has awarded over $3.3 million in funding to support: scientific research on urban tree care issues, education programs related to trees and scholarships for students aspiring to be tree care professionals

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