TREE Student Travel Grants

Travel, Research, and Educational Experience (TREE)

The TREE Grant Program by the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) and the Joint Fire Sciences Program (JFSP) is designed to help students travel to attend conferences, symposia, workshops, and laboratories dealing with wildland fire science and management.  All registered graduate and undergraduate students in good academic standing in a field related to wildland fire science, ecology, or management will be eligible to apply for grants of $250-$1,500.

Depending on costs and number of applicants, grants may fund all or a portion of estimated travel expenses including transportation, lodging, registration fees, and incidental expenses, where applicable.  Funds cannot be used for student stipends, direct research costs, or faculty research/administration costs. Grants are limited and competitively awarded, with special preference for students planning to make an oral or poster presentation at a fire conference.


The deadline for your TREE Grant application is usually 60 days before the start of the event you would like to attend, and may be longer for international events.  The grant committee will respond to your request within 30 days of the deadline.

We are offering an “Early Decision” deadline of December 1 for the upcoming Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political and Ecological Effects Conference in Missoula, Montana, May 19-23, 2014.  Applicants who submit a funding request by this deadline will be notified of the results by January 1.

After this deadline, we will continue to accept TREE grant applications for this conference, however we won’t be announcing the award amounts for the next round of applications until closer to the event.

To request a grant application, or for more information, contact:
AFE Co-Director Catia Juliana at 541-852-7903 or