The Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) is inviting proposals for the John Z. Duling Grant Program 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.
For 2022, the Duling program will focus on Propagation, Plant Selection, Development of New Varieties, and Planting/Establishment.
Projects are expected to be completed within one to three years with a maximum grant award of $25,000. No project may receive more than one award from this program.
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.
For more information, visit https://treefund.org/researchgrants/duling