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Open Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

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21-1-01 Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) More Information Actions
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) award is for current master and doctoral students enrolled at colleges or universities within the United States in the field of wildland fire and related physical, biological, and social sciences, to enhance student exposure to the management and policy relevance of their research to achieve beneficial outcomes of funded work. To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in a master or doctoral program when the announcement closes. GRIN funding must be expended while the student is enrolled. It cannot be expended after the student graduates. Finally, JFSP research priorities, as demonstrated by the task statement included in this FOA, directly and indirectly support the three goals of the 2014 National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy): " Resilient landscapes " Fire-adapted communities " Safe and effective wildfire response View FOA

Closed on Sep 30, 2020

21-2-01 Sources and distribution of human-caused ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts More Information Actions
The objective of this task statement is to inform effective fire prevention strategies by providing information on the spatial and temporal distribution of different human-caused wildfire ignition sources and factors that lead to development of large wildfires. Research proposals are sought that evaluate driving factors for the spatial and temporal distribution of human-caused ignitions and the effectiveness of fire prevention strategies. Specific research needs include: 1. Empirical studies on the spatial and temporal distribution of different human-caused wildfire ignition sources, as well as the social and biophysical factors that influence these distributions and whether or not ignitions develop into large wildfires. 2. Empirical studies on the effectiveness of different fire prevention strategies or levels of investment in fire prevention in preventing human-caused ignitions. Proposers must address both research needs to be considered responsive to this task statement. In addition to addressing the research needs above, JFSP is interested in useful products for managers that allow them to visualize the spatial and temporal distribution of different ignition sources. It is preferable that investigators address the above questions at regional (i.e., multi-state) or national scales. View FOA

Closed on Sep 30, 2020

21-2-02 Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire More Information Actions
The objectives of this task statement are to: (1) understand the role of changing fuel conditions from active management and fire suppression operations on reducing wildfire-induced damages and losses to valued resources and (2) use gains in knowledge to evaluate wildfire risk assessments and inform the development of outcome-based metrics used to assess potential impacts (benefits, as well as damages and losses) of wildfire to valued resources. Proposers must address research need 1 below to be considered responsive to this task statement. Addressing research need 2 is optional. Research proposals are sought that use historical or new data to evaluate active management, alone or in conjunction with fire suppression operations, in terms of their ability to reduce wildfire risk as measured by reduced damages and losses to valued resources. Proposals should address the research needs at landscape (i.e., 1000s to 100,000s of acres) to regional scales and demonstrate how data could be used to evaluate or improve methodologies for assessing wildfire risk to valued resources. Studied valued resources should reflect landscapes/regions and land management priorities that have broad applicability. Specific research needs include: 1. Quantitatively evaluate the performance of active management tools, alone and, if possible, in conjunction with fire suppression operations, on the degree to which wildfire-induced damages and losses to valued resources are reduced. 2. Use information from addressing the research need above to evaluate wildland fire risk assessments and inform the development of new outcome-based metrics to measure how impacts to values can change under wildfires of different intensities/severities. This task statement does not require any additional end-of-project deliverables beyond the standard final report, metadata, and completed project overview. View FOA

Closed on Sep 30, 2020

21-3-01 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 two regions of the FSEN: Lake States and Tallgrass Prairie (see map below). Initial funding will be for two years only; however, proposers may be asked to submit proposals for additional funding periods up to five years total if funding is available. Note: The JFSP Board has set capped funding levels for proposals responding to this FOA based on various criteria. Proposals responding for the Lake States and Tallgrass Prairie regions are capped at no more than $152,000 per year including indirect costs. Proposals received that request more than the capped amount will not be considered. The JFSP has identified six overarching objectives for the FSEN. Proposals are not required to address all of these objectives but are encouraged to address as many as can be effectively managed or suggest additional objectives identified through interactions with practitioners and managers. 1. Share information and build relationships 2. List and describe existing research and synthesis information 3. Identify and develop methods to assess the quality and applicability of research 4. Demonstrate research on the ground 5. Support adaptive management 6. Identify new research, synthesis, or validation needs View FOA

Closed on Sep 30, 2020