Updated Aug 22, 2019CLOSED

John Z. Duling Grant Program

The goal of this program is to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists. John Z. Duling Grants may be used to support exploratory work in the early stages of untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas and approaches. Examples may include application of new approaches to research questions, or application of new expertise involving novel disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives.
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CLOSEDSep 15, 2019Deadline
Up to $25,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasEnvironment
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
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.

Application Directions

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. If and only if your LOI is approved, TREE Fund will send you a numbered application form for your use. 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, Duling, #19-023”), and email it as an attachment to with a PDF of PI and Co-PI (if applicable) CVs.
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