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18-1-01 Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites current master and doctoral students enrolled at colleges or universities within the US in the field of wildland fire and related physical, biological, and social sciences to apply for a Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) award. The purpose of a GRIN award is to enhance student exposure to the management and policy relevance of their research to achieve beneficial outcomes of funded work. Specific objectives related to management are to enhance student exposure to and interaction with fire and fuels managers, develop appreciation and understanding of fire and fuels managers information and research needs, and augment already planned and funded master or doctoral research to develop information and/or products useful to managers. The JFSP also is interested in understanding the science needs of decision-makers, which provides an opportunity for students to enhance their understanding of how science can be used to inform fire-related policy. As a result, these awards are intended to enable graduate students to conduct research that will supplement and enhance the quality, scope, or applicability of their thesis or dissertation to develop information and products useful to managers and decision-makers. Proposals must demonstrate relevance to fire, fuels, or resource management and include means to directly communicate with managers, when applicable, regarding project outcomes. Proposals must be directly related to the mission and goals of JFSP to be considered. Applicants are encouraged to search the JFSP website ( to learn more about the scope of JFSP activities. In addition, proposals must directly address management- or policy-related questions related to one or more of the following topic areas: * Fuels management and fire behavior * Emissions and air quality * Fire effects and post-fire recovery * Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire * Human dimensions of fire Proposals on topics not listed above will not be reviewed.

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Closes on May 30, 2018

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04-1-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to obtain, document, and evaluate critical, time-sensitive information or data during or immediately following future wildland fire incidents. Proposals should focus on effects of previous land management activities (such as prescribed burning and mechanical treatments that removed biomass, or post-fire logging) on fire behavior, fire severity, and/or fire effects. Proposals should address wildland/urban interface areas and issues as appropriate. Response teams must meet the requirements described above. Closed on Dec 15, 2003

04-1-2 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to collect post-fire data and analyze and describe relationships between pre-fire condition and fire behavior, at local to landscape scales, specific to the effects of previous land management activities (such as mechanical treatments and prescribed burning, or previous post-fire logging) that burned in 2003 wildland fires. Proposals should take advantage of sites where pre-fire data are available on fuel treatments, fuel characteristics, and/or stand structure; such sites are strongly preferred. Closed on Dec 15, 2003

04-2-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to directly address locally important knowledge or data gaps associated with planning and implementation of wildland fire, fuels treatment, or post-fire treatment actions (post-fire stabilization/rehabilitation) that are specifically identified by an agency administrator (see definition section F). Closed on Dec 15, 2003

04-3-1 More Information Actions
Pre-proposals are sought for projects to identify and describe Best Management Practices (BMPs) (see Definitions, section F) for fuels treatment methods specific to one or more major vegetation types to assist hazardous fuels treatment project design, implementation, analysis and review. Following evaluation and review of pre-proposals submitted in response to this AFP, the JFSP intends to request expanded proposals from selected submitters prior to final evaluation and selection for funding. Closed on Dec 15, 2003

04-4-1 More Information Actions
Describe and apply a specific approach to delivering, to field level practitioners, fire science information or tools related to the topic areas of the Joint Fire Science Program. The proposal should address the methods to (1) identify, (2) acquire, (3) analyze, (4) synthesize, (5) package, and (6) deliver the science. Closed on Dec 15, 2003

04-4-2 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to describe, compare, contrast, and evaluate the effectiveness of various processes used to disseminate information, facilitate science-management collaboration, enhance the utility of scientific information, and increase the likelihood of management application of science. Closed on Dec 15, 2003

04-S More Information Actions
Special Projects for 2004 Closed on Dec 15, 2003