The Tropical Resources Institute, or TRI, is an interdisciplinary, non-degree-granting center located within the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The mission of TRI is to support interdisciplinary, problem-oriented student research on the most complex challenges confronting the conservation and management of tropical environments and natural resources worldwide. TRI also sponsors and promotes educational initiatives throughout the academic year that focus on timely conservation and development issues in the global tropics.
TRI administers the TRI Endowment Fellowship, which supports Masters and Doctoral level research in the tropics each year, and the Sri Lanka Forest Conservation Fund, which supports research at the Field Center for the Sri Lanka Program in Forest Conservation.
Director: Simon Queenborough, Mrs. John (Elizabeth W.) Musser Director, Lecturer and Research Scientist, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
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Please check back periodically for updates.
Sept 22, 2016 - Returning Fellows Reception
Sept 30, 2016 - Returning Fellows: Abstracts, photos and grant reports due
TBD Sept-Nov 2016 - Info session(s) for prospective applicants
Oct 7, 2016 - Bulletin authors: Outlines due
Nov 4, 2016 - Bulletin authors: First draft manuscript due
TBD Nov-Dec 2016 - Proposal writing workshop
Dec 16, 2016 - Bulletin authors: Second draft manuscript due
Jan-Feb 2017 - Applicants discuss proposals, including IRB and direct deposit, with staff
Feb 3, 2017 - Bulletin authors: Final draft manuscript due (deadline to be considered for Burch Prize)
Feb 20, 2017 - Applicants: Proposals due
Feb 24, 2017 - Spring Research Symposium
Mar 20, 2017 - Finalists: Proposal edits due
Mid-April, 2017 - Fellowship awards announced
Mid-April, 2017 - Pre-Departure workshop
April 26, 2017 - Welcome/Farewell Reception
May 2017 - Bulletin published, Burch Prize announcedMore News