Deadline: 15 September 2019
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.
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This grant is administered by TREE Fund, with participation from the Canadian TREE Fund in the evaluation process.
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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:
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- Selection/propagation of superior clones
- Production methods to influence better root growth
- Improved transplantability
- Improved plant establishment
Plant Health Care, e.g:
- Pest/pathogen biology and management
- Resistance breeding
- Tree injection
- Adaptive silviculture
Risk Assessment and Worker Safety, e.g:
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- Decay assessment
- Response growth
- Mechanical pruning
- Lightning protection
- Support systems, cabling, etc.
- Machine-aided climbing
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
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- Grant award 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.
- Projects are expected to be completed within one to two years.
- 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.
How to Apply
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Applicants should send an email containing a brief Letter of Inquiry (LOI) (no more than 100 words) description of project title and concept at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://treefund.org/researchgrants/kimmel