Jack Kimmel International Grant

Tree Fund

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Grant amount: US $10,000

Next deadline: Sep 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:



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.

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. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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.



  • Current trustees of the TREE Fund or any member of the family of any such trustee are ineligible to receive grants from the TREE Fund.
  • 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.