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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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12-1-01 Remeasurement of Prior Studies - Effects of Prescribed Fire on Vegetation, Fuels, and Soil More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is seeking proposals to remeasure existing field studies that evaluate the use of prescribed fire to achieve desired vegetation conditions. Studies that evaluate the long-term effects of prescribed fire on vegetation, fuel, or soil are eligible for funding consideration. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 18, 2011

12-1-02 Non-Forest and Understory Fuels Growth, Response and Succession More Information Actions
Shrubs, grasses and forbs are poorly represented as understory components in forested stands in FVS, and non-forested communities are currently not modeled in FVS. JFSP is interested in supporting research to improve representation of understory components in forested stands in FVS; to develop growth, response and succession models for non-forested stands for use in FVS; and to provide information to support FVS Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE) which links FVS with models of fire behavior, fire effects, and fuel loading. View FOA

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12-1-03 Fuel Treatment Effectiveness More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is soliciting proposals that evaluate the effectiveness of fuels treatments and have a high likelihood of producing information useful to managers. View FOA

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12-1-04 Cultural Resources and Fire More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites proposals that support improved management of cultural resources and fire. View FOA

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12-1-05 Verification of Fire Weather Forecasts More Information Actions
JFSP is interested in proposals that assess the degree of improvement provided by spot and incident fire weather forecasts as compared to NDFD forecasts, and provide a methodology to verify fire weather forecasts nationally. View FOA

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12-1-06 Compatibility of Fuels and Fire Management with Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Fish and Wildlife Species More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is soliciting proposals that investigate the compatibility of fire and fuels management activities with habitat and population restoration of wide-ranging federally listed or candidate threatened and endangered (T&E) fish and wildlife species. View FOA

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12-1-07 Assessment of Fire Emissions Inventory Tools More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites proposals to critically assess satellite and ground based tools currently used to develop emissions inventories of all wildland fires, and, secondarily, for agricultural burning. View FOA

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12-1-08 Assessment of Prescribed Fire Contributions to PM2.5 and PM10 Standards More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites proposals to determine the impact of prescribed fires on the attainment and maintenance of 24-hour and annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulates (PM2.5 and PM10). View FOA

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12-2-01 New Science Initiative  Fire Social Sciences More Information Actions
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. JFSP is particularly interested in collaborative projects with international partners, partnerships with scientists and institutions in closely allied fields that have not been heavily involved in fire research (e.g., natural hazards and disaster research), and innovative activities examining coupled human and natural systems. The goal is to push the frontiers of knowledge and understanding and to generate new ideas and concepts. The types of activities appropriate to this task statement are broad, and could include: " Articulation of new concepts or frameworks " A synthesis of information to generate new hypotheses " Field activities involving diverse scientists, policy-makers, managers, and citizens " Development of an experimental design to test an innovative hypothesis View FOA

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12-3-01 Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award More Information Actions
In partnership with the Association for Fire Ecology, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites current MS and PhD graduate students in the fields of wildland fire and related human dimensions and ecological sciences to apply for a Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) award. 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. Proposals must directly address one of the following topics: " Climate change and fire (e.g., fire behavior, fire effects, fire regime) " Fuel management effectiveness and effects (e.g., treatment longevity, T&E or invasive species, carbon balance, pile burning, mastication treatments, WUI issues) " Smoke or emissions assessments " Social issues and fire (e.g., community preparation, transfer and use of science, public perceptions) Proposals on other topics will not be reviewed. View FOA

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12-4-01 Dataset Archival More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites proposals for new or supplemental funds to document and submit datasets created from completed or ongoing JFSP funded projects to an actively managed data repository. The purpose of this activity is to make high quality datasets available to the research community for future research. View FOA

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12-5-01 Conference Support More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites proposals for co-sponsorship of regional, national, or international conferences. Proposals must identify how the planned conference will support the JFSP mission. Proposals are limited to $10,000 for regional conferences, and $15,000 for national or international conferences. Conferences must be scheduled within two years of the RFA closing date. View FOA

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Closed on Nov 18, 2011