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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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10-1-01 Mastication fuel treatments More Information Actions
Mastication fuel treatments - effectiveness and effects -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring research projects to better understand the effectiveness and effects of fuel mastication treatments. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-1-02 Canopy fuels estimation More Information Actions
Conifer canopy fuels estimation -- More accurate canopy biomass parameter estimates are needed to ensure fuel treatments achieve their intended effects, and that fire behavior predictions are well-founded. Better canopy biomass estimates may also improve carbon accounting assessments. The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in funding proposals that assess the significance and extent of this problem, and produce data that can be used to improve conifer canopy fuel estimates in regions where canopy fuel treatments are widespread. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-1-03 Public perceptions of smoke management More Information Actions
Public perceptions of smoke management -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in funding proposals that address questions regarding public perceptions of smoke management. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-1-04 Fuels mapping in non-forested ecosystems More Information Actions
Improved fuels mapping in non-forested ecosystems -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) seeks proposals that develop new and improved methodologies for mapping fuels on non-forested lands. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-1-05 Organizational learning More Information Actions
Organizational learning - prescribed fire escapes -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) seeks proposals that evaluate escaped fire review processes and identify ways to improve organizational learning. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-1-06 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 wildlife species that are federally listed as threatened and endangered (T&E), or are on the federal list of candidate species for listing as T&E (http://www.fws.gov/Endangered/wildlife.html). View FOA

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10-1-07 Fire weather forecast accuracy More Information Actions
Fire weather forecast accuracy -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring research projects that investigate and quantify the accuracy and reliability of fire weather forecasts, and that develop new analysis techniques to improve forecast accuracy. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-1-08 Fuel moisture influences on combustion More Information Actions
Fuel moisture influences on combustion -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is seeking proposals that investigate the various influences of fuel moisture on combustion processes. View FOA

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10-1-09 Ethno-ecological fire traditions More Information Actions
Ethno-ecological fire traditions - understanding and demonstration -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in proposals that investigate traditional fire use patterns and demonstrate application of this knowledge in contemporary settings. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-1-10 Re-measurement opportunities More Information Actions
Re-measurement opportunities - carbon budgets and insect outbreaks -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is seeking proposals that re-measure existing field studies for two purposes: " to assess the effects of fire or fuel treatments on carbon budgets " to assess the effects of insect outbreaks on fuelbeds, fire behavior, or fire effects View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-2-01 Syntheses 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 on the following topics: - Eastern oak restoration - Guides to fuels treatment practices addressing the following major species: Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine, chaparral and mountain shrub, and longleaf pine. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009

10-3-01 New science initiative - fire social sciences More Information Actions
New science initiative - fire social sciences -- The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring projects that stimulate and support activities that lead to or advance innovative ideas in fire social sciences View FOA

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Closed on Nov 20, 2009