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.

Director: Michael Dove, Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology, School of Foresty and Environmental Studies, Co-Coordinator, Joint F&ES/Anthropology Doctoral Program, Curator, Peabody Museum, Professor, Department of Anthropology

Program Managers: Dana Graef and Jeff Stoike

Current TRI Student Research in the Tropics (by region)

Latin America and Hawaii Africa Asia


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TRI 2014 Call for Proposals

TRI is accepting applications for the 2014 season, for both TRI Endowment Fellowships and the Sri Lanka Forest Conservation Fund at Yale. Fellowship applications are due by Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST. Applications must be submitted through the Yale Student Grants Database. Please see our 2014 Call for Proposals here for a PDF with detailed information including guidelines, eligibility, and contact information if you have further questions. 

Publication Features TRI-Funded Student Research

TRI is proud to announce the publication of the 31st volume of Tropical Resources, an annual journal of student research funded by The Tropical Resources Institute (TRI). Click here to download the latest volume.

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