Deadline October 1, 2017

INTRODUCTION

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.

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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Proposals will be evaluated by TREE Fund’s Research Committee using the following criteria:

  • Potential Impact of the Topic: Does the project address a problem/issue within TREE Fund’s mission? Does the project pose a novel research question, propose a novel approach to an existing research question or represent a new area of research?
  • Rigorous Approaches to the Process and Problem: Are the methods and proposed analysis appropriate and scientifically sound? Is the project creative, unique or novel in its approach to the problem? If this is a technology transfer project, is the transfer vehicle/method appropriate for the target audience?
  • Feasibility of the Proposed Scope of Work: Has the investigator demonstrated appropriate qualifications and resources to accomplish the project? Can the project be completed within the given time frame?
  • Budget: Is there a clear explanation of how grant funds will be used in the context of the total project budget? Are additional sources of funding for the project being pursued? Is the potential cost/benefit ratio for this project appropriate?

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Applications may be made between July 6 and October 1, 2017 and will be accepted only through the online application form at treefund.org. Applicants will need the following information to complete the application:

Written application narrative, to include the following elements and information:

  • Project Summary: A concise synopsis of the other sections of the proposal. (250 words maximum).
  • Statement of Problem: What needs to be learned, and why? (250 words maximum).
  • Current Knowledge in Project Area: Pay particular attention to previous work that provides a basis for questions posed in the current proposal or for the origin/application of new or novel methods to be used herein. (500 words maximum).
  • Description of Outcomes: Identify up to five measurable outcomes that are most likely to result from work proposed herein. (100 words maximum).
  • Project Work Plan: Clearly define the scope of the work to be performed, including design, hypotheses, methodology, and analyses and approximate timetable. (1,000 words maximum).

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