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20-1-01 Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award More Information Actions
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 (www.firescience.gov) 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 " Changing fire environment " Emissions and air quality " Fire effects and post-fire recovery " Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire " Human dimensions of fire

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20-2-01 Performance of fuel breaks and fuel break systems More Information Actions
The objectives of this task statement are to: (1) identify or develop metrics (standards) to assess fuel break and fuel break system performance in terms of controlling wildfire behavior, aiding in wildfire suppression operations, and minimizing wildfire risk and impacts to valued resources (2) evaluate fuel breaks and fuel break systems using these metrics, and (3) identify necessary improvements in the implementation of operational fire behavior models and their data input requirements relative to assessing fuel break and fuel break system performance. Proposers must address both research needs 1 and 2 below to be considered responsive to this task statement. Research need 3 is optional. Research proposals are sought that identify or develop metrics to assess fuel break and fuel break system performance, evaluate fuel break and fuel break systems using these metrics, and investigate the applicability of these metrics to operational fire behavior models for a variety of regions and vegetation types. Proposals should clearly distinguish, as applicable, the different management objectives that influence fuel break versus fuel break system design and how this may affect the selection of appropriate performance metrics for fuel breaks versus fuel break systems. When addressing the performance of fuel break systems (as opposed to individual fuel break performance) at landscape and regional scales, proposals may consider metrics that account for both the positive and negative aspects of system performance (e.g., impacts to plant and animal communities, ecosystem resilience). Research proposals should consider fire environment factors such as fuel moisture, wind, and relative humidity under which fuel breaks with different characteristics (bare ground, vegetative) perform as intended (versus under extreme weather conditions). Research proposals also should consider using a combination of both empirical and modeling approaches to evaluate, calibrate, or validate their findings. Specific research needs include: 1. Identify or develop quantitative and qualitative metrics (standards) to assess fuel break and fuel break system performance. Metrics should be based on end-user needs (management objectives) and enable quantifying how fuel breaks and fuel break systems affect short- and long-term risk from wildfire to firefighters, human communities, and cultural and natural resources. In addition, proposed metrics also should enable distinguishing the costs versus benefits of fuel break systems to valued resources. 2. Using identified or developed metrics, evaluate performance of existing or planned fuel breaks and fuel break systems, with respect to fire behavior, operational response, wildfire risk, and threats to valued resources, and identify factors (e.g., burning condition, treatment type, area treated) that influence fuel break and fuel break system performance. 3. Identify necessary improvements in the implementation of operational fire behavior models, modeling processes, and data input requirements (e.g., fuel models) through model calibration, evaluation, and validation that incorporate the standards above and support overall improvement in model output interpretation as a means to assess fuel break and fuel break system performance.

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20-3-01 Regional Science Exchange and Outreach More Information Actions
The objective of this task statement is to solicit proposals to lead and execute a particular regional fire science exchange for a period of two years. The JFSP funds and provides oversight to a national collaborative of 15 regional wildland fire science exchanges: the Fire Science Exchange Network (FSEN). The FSEN provides the most relevant, current wildland fire science information to federal, state, local, tribal, and private stakeholders within ecologically similar regions. The FSEN brings fire, fuel, natural resource, and land managers, practitioners, and scientists together to address regional wildland fire management needs and challenges. Please see the JFSP website (www.firescience.gov) for additional information about the FSEN. This solicitation is seeking individual proposals (i.e., each proposal must be specific to one region) for the following four regions of the FSEN: Alaska, California, Great Basin, and Pacific Islands.

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09-1-01 Lifecycle fuels More Information Actions
Lifecycle fuels treatment - The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring research projects that investigate the longevity of fire and non-fire fuels treatments, and in comparing the effectiveness and economics of treatment regimes. The period of time over which fuel reduction remains effective depends upon the type and effectiveness of the fuel reduction treatment, the number of fuel layers involved, the rate of accumulation of fuels, fuel decomposition rates, and other factors. This may be a relatively short time for fuels with a simple structure such as grasslands, or take many years in more complex fuel types such as multi-storied coniferous forests. JFSP is also interested in better understanding how climate change may influence treatment effectiveness. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-02 fire and aquatics More Information Actions
Temporal and spatial scaling of fire and aquatic organisms The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring research that investigates the temporal and spatial scaling of fire and related post-fire disturbances (e.g., debris torrents), and their relation to the temporal and spatial scaling of population processes and life history characteristics of aquatic organisms influenced by fire. JFSP is particularly interested in how an understanding of scaling considerations can be used to assist post-fire recovery and restoration decision-making. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-03 Regional haze More Information Actions
Regional haze - ozone and secondary organic aerosol formation The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in fundamental and applied research regarding ozone (O3) and secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation from both prescribed fires and wildfires, and the relative contribution of O3 and SOA from wildland fires to regional haze. Currently, there is insufficient scientific understanding of these issues to satisfactorily address regulatory requirements (e.g., National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the Regional Haze Rule (RHR)) or environmental disclosure requirements (e.g., National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)). View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-04 Smoke dispersion from low-intensity fires More Information Actions
Smoke dispersion from low-intensity fires The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in proposals that will develop an improved understanding of the processes controlling smoke transport and dispersion from low-intensity fires. Smoke from low intensity fire, either from wildfires or prescribed fires, can cause serious transportation safety problems as well as public health and aesthetic issues. Formation and dispersion of superfog in the southeast is of particular concern. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-05 Trade-off assessments of AMR More Information Actions
Trade-off assessments of AMR decisions The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) seeks proposals that evaluate the consequences of alternative responses to 2007 and 2008 wildland fires. Successful proposals will characterize the consequences of wildland fire strategies and tactics implemented on the ground, and contrast those results with outcomes that could have occurred if alternative strategies and tactics were chosen. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-06 Fire disturbance on fuels More Information Actions
Fire, insect outbreak, and windstorm effects on fuel profiles and fire behavior The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring research projects that investigate the effects of fire, insect outbreaks and windstorms on resultant fuel profiles and future fire behavior. In addition, JFSP seeks proposals that investigate these effects under varying climatic scenarios, including prolonged drought. Enhanced understanding of the influences of these processes on future fire hazard and risk will allow land managers to better focus their fuel treatments. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-07 Predictive fire severity maps More Information Actions
Predictive fire severity maps The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in proposals that advance predictive methodology for geospatial fire severity assessments. The term fire severity is used herein as defined by NWCG as the degree to which a site has been altered or disrupted by fire. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-08 threatened and endangered wildlife species More Information Actions
Compatibility of fuel treatments and fire management with conservation of threatened and endangered wildlife species The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) seeks proposals that investigate the compatibility of fire and fuels management activities with habitat and population restoration of wide-ranging listed or candidate threatened and endangered (T&E) wildlife species. While many perceive that T&E wildlife species conservation frequently conflicts with fire and fuels management, recent work has shown that the goals of maintaining T&E habitat and restoring fire-adapted ecosystems can be compatible. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-09 Prevention effectiveness More Information Actions
Prevention effectiveness The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in funding research proposals that evaluate the effectiveness of fire prevention activities in terms of reduced fire starts. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-1-10 2008 wildfire & wildland fire use re-measurement More Information Actions
2008 wildfires and wildland fire-use fires  re-measurement opportunities The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is seeking proposals that focus on re-measurement and analysis of recently burned-over experimental sites and other areas where extensive pre-fire data are available on fuel treatments, stand structure, fuel characteristics, or other resource attributes. The intent is to fund re-measurement of key variables that have previously been measured according to a robust sampling design. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-2-01 Synthesis More Information Actions
Syntheses of existing knowledge The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interesting in sponsoring projects that synthesize existing information in a form that is useful to land managers. The goal is to present information on topics of importance to land managers that have a sufficient base of existing knowledge to support a synthesis and management interpretation. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-3-01 New science - fire ecology More Information Actions
New science initiative  fire ecology The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring projects that stimulate and support activities that lead to or advance innovative ideas regarding the interactions of fire, vegetation, and fuels in a changing climate. View requirements

Closed on Nov 22, 2008

09-4-1 Regional science consortia start up proposals More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is soliciting start-up proposals to support regional consortia of fire science providers and managers to enhance fire science delivery and adoption. View requirements

Closed on Jul 10, 2009