JFSP Funding Announcements

The Joint Fire Science Program Notice of Funding Opportunity


Notice of Funding Opportunity anouncements open until September 28th 2023:

Task Statement I - Accelerating science to action in fire-prone ecosystems: Spurring innovation in adaptation through knowledge exchange and place-based partnerships (click to view) 

The objective of this task statement is to strengthen partnerships among scientists, practitioners, managers, and other interested parties to accelerate the identification and adoption of science-based management strategies that facilitate adaptation to changing fire regimes.

Task Statement II - Effective fire communication and outreach (click to view)

The objective of this task statement is to better understand public perception of wildfire management and effectiveness of fire-related communication strategies to inform effective public fire communication and outreach programs.

Task Statement III - Prescribed fire effects on water quality and quantity  (click to view)

The objective of this task statement is to inform the use of fire in highly valued watersheds by evaluating the effects of prescribed fire on water quality and quantity.

Task Statement IV - Managing carbon emissions in ecosystems with deep organic soils (click to view)

The objective of this task statement is to inform effective strategies for managing carbon stores in deep organic soils that are increasingly impacted by wildfire.

Task Statement V - Social equity and wildland fire impacts, mitigation, response, and recovery (click to view)

The objective of this task statement is to gain better understanding of a broad range of direct and indirect wildfire impacts borne by different sectors of society, the time horizons over which these impacts occur, and factors that influence the ability of individuals and communities to prepare for, respond to, and recovery from wildfire.

Task Statement VI - Characterizing wildfire risk in wildland-urban interface and urban settings (click to view)

The objective of this task statement is to evaluate and improve existing methods to characterize wildfire risk to wildland urban interface (WUI) and urban settings.

GRIN - Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award (click to view)

The JFSP will continue awarding the Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) program for current master and doctoral students in the field of wildland fire and related physical, biological, and social sciences. Proposals must be directly related to the mission and goals of JFSP to be considered, and they must address management- or policy-related questions related to one or more of the following general topic areas: fuels management and fire behavior, changing fire behavior, emissions and air quality, fire effects and post-fire recovery, relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire, or human dimensions of fire.


AFSC Proposal Support

The Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) has a mission to build collaboration between scientists and fire management community in Alaska.

To help the Alaska fire science community prepare excellent proposals for 2023 JFSP funding, AFSC can organize opportunities for investigators to explore their project ideas with AFSC staff and interested fire managers. Please let AFSC know if you are interested.

Contact: AFSC coordinator Alison York, ayork@alaska.edu

Letters of Support

AFSC and the AWFCG Fire Research Development and Application Committee (FRDAC) may be able to help you with letters of support. Learn more about the processes for requesting Letters of Support »