JFSP opens 2016 research funding opportunity

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has opened the 2016 research funding opportunity, which addresses the four categories below. The deadline for proposals is November 13, 2015, at 5 PM MST.

The JFSP is interested in sponsoring projects that explore and better define the concept of resilient landscapes, especially considering changing climates. This funding opportunity notice (FA-FON0016-0003) includes one task statement.

  • New Science Initiative - Ecological and social dimensions of resilient landscapes

The primary funding opportunity notice (FA-FON0016-0001) includes the following 8 task statements:

  1. Implications of changing ecosystems in selected regions (Pacific NW, Northern Rockies, Alaska)
  2. Social and regulatory barriers and facilitators to implementing prescribed fire
  3. Maintenance and restoration of sagebrush habitat in the Great Basin
  4. Effects of fire on tree mortality
  5. Post-fire landscape management
  6. Regional needs - Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientist Season of prescribed burning to reach management objectives
  7. Regional needs - Oak Woodlands and Forest Fire Consortium Prescribed fire effects on wood products
  8. Regional needs - Southern Fire Exchange Prescribed fire smoke emissions

The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award primary funding opportunity notice (FA-FON0016-0002) includes the following task statement and must directly relate to the mission and goals of JFSP by addressing one of the following topics:

  • Climate change and fire (e.g., fire behavior, fire effects, fire regime)
  • Post-fire recovery (e.g., effects of burn severity, treatment effectiveness)
  • Smoke or emissions assessments
  • Fire weather
  • Social issues and fire (e.g., community preparation, transfer and use of science,  public perceptions, fire-adapted communities)

The Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE) is to provide observational data necessary to evaluate and advance operationally used fire and smoke modeling systems and their underlying scientific understanding.  This funding opportunity notice (FA-FON0016-0004) includes the following 5 task statements:

  1. Fuels and consumption
  2. Fire behavior and energy
  3. Plume development and meteorology
  4. Smoke emissions, chemistry, and transport
  5. Modeling leads

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