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Bob Skiera Memorial Fund Building Bridges Initiative Grant Program

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Investigators
and Institutions for Research on Tree Scientists

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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TREE Fund, Skiera Family, Wisconsin Arborist Asssociation and International Society of Arboricuture

LOI Date:

09/15/21

Deadline Date:

10/01/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and international investigators and institutions for research on tree scientists. Applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry prior to being invited to apply. The purpose of the program is to allow communication between arborists and urban foresters on the value of trees and urban forests through engagement via collaborative research and other projects with public works officials, risk assessment professionals, civil engineers, wildlife researchers, soil scientists, and others.

The 2021 Building Bridges Initiative Grant(s) will be focused on research to facilitate or engage interactions between urban forest managers and other professionals committed to maximizing value/use of the urban forest resource. Suggested areas of investigation (this list is not all-inclusive) might include:

  • Quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of urban forest benefits to humans and communities;
  • Policy formation and program implementation;
  • “Nature Based Solutions”;
  • Ecosystem services;
  • Planning for and implementing tree diversity programs;
  • Etc.

TREE Fund welcomes research proposals and applications from a wide range of academic and technical disciplines, of both a qualitative and a quantitative nature.

Prospective applicants can be sure that reviewers will place highest emphasis on:

  • Prior record of accomplishment by the investigative team.  (Scientists early in their research careers may wish to include others with more research experience as active co-investigators or advisors)
  • Potential contribution of the project to the arboricultural industry.
  • Approach, including statement of hypotheses and experimental design
  • Dissemination plan to the scientific community and to tree care professionals

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192139

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award value of grants under the Building Bridges Initiative is $30,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant-funded projects are expected to be completed within two years of initial fund disbursement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Principal investigators and institutions may apply.

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.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process

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 between August 1, 2021 and September 15, 2021.

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, 2021.

Recommendations on grant awards will be presented by the Research Committee to the TREE Fund Board of Trustees for approval in December 2021, and grant recipient(s) will be notified in writing within one month of Trustee approval.

Grant Recipient Resources: https://treefund.org/research/grant-recipient-resources
About TREE Fund: https://treefund.org/about

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send your Letter of Inquiry to treefund@treefund.org

Barbara Duke, Grants and Operations Manager
bduke@treefund.org
630-369-8300, ext. 200

TREE Fund
Mailing Address:
552 S. Washington St., Suite 109
Naperville, IL 60540
Ph: (630) 369-8300
Fax: (630) 369-8382

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