Tree Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. This grant is administered by 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. 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. No project may receive more than one award from this program. Due to the similarity of the Jack Kimmel International Grant and John Z. Duling Grant, applicants may submit to only one of these programs per unique project funding cycle.

Donor Name: Tree Fund
Funding name: Jack Kimmel International Grant Program

Deadline: Inquiry (LOI) of no more than 100 words describing your project title and concept between August, 1st, 2019 and September, 15th, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: 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

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: One to two years

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
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.

Jack Kimmel International Grant proposals may be submitted for any of the core areas of TREE Fund interest, as defined here. TREE Fund welcomes research proposals and applications from a wide range of academic and technical disciplines, of both a qualitative and a quantitative nature. TREE Fund does not fund the following types of projects, and will not accept applications for such work:
Grants to individuals;
Projects that are primarily municipal tree surveys or assessments;
Tree planting programs;
Studies of individual tree species for the primary purpose of agricultural or timber/forest planting yield;
Commercial tree- or soil-related product testing primarily for the benefit of the company that manufactures the product.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: treefund@treefund.org

Other important link:
Proposal Form (Form-Sample): Click to view
About: Click to view

How to apply: The first step to apply for this grant is to send an email containing a brief Letter of Inquiry (LOI) of no more than 100 words describing your project title and concept to treefund@treefund.org between August 1, 2019 and September 15, 2019. Your LOI must clearly identify the Principal Investigator and Institution who will be contracted for the work should your application be approved.

TREE Fund will evaluate whether your LOI concept meets all of our application criteria and is deemed to have a reasonable possibility of success given the year’s research priorities. If and only if your LOI is approved, TREE Fund will send you a numbered application form for your use. You may not apply without such a numbered application form, and the number of applications so provided each grant making cycle may be limited. TREE Fund determinations on whether an LOI meets the application criteria are final and not negotiable. Your completed application will only be accepted and reviewed between August 1 to October 1, 2019.

Upon completion of this application form, you will save a Word version for your records, then create a PDF version of the completed document with title in the format “PI Surname, Grant Program, Application Number” (e.g. “Smith, Kimmel, #19-023”), and email it as an attachment to treefund@treefund.org with a PDF of PI and Co-PI (if applicable) CVs. Staff will confirm receipt of your application at that time.

In addition to contact and CV information for the PI, Co-PI(s), and any student assistants, applicants will need the following information to complete the form. Note well that word count limits are firm and absolute. Exceeding word counts may result in your application being rejected before review. Applicants should compose their text in Word or related systems that allow counts to be confirmed before they are placed in the application form.

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