JFSP Funding Announcements

The Joint Fire Science Program Funding Opportunity Announcements

6 Open Funding Opportunity Announcements open through Dec 20, 2022:

23-1-01 Graduate Research Innovation 

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites current master and doctoral students enrolled at colleges or universities within the US in the field of wildland fire and related physical, biological, and social sciences to apply for a Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) award. The purpose of a GRIN award is to enhance student exposure to the management and policy relevance of their research to achieve beneficial outcomes of funded work


23-2-01 Longevity of fuel treatment effectiveness under climate change

The objectives of this task statement are to (1) understand patterns of fuel accumulation, vegetation change, and potential fire behavior following fuel treatments over time and (2) inform the frequency and type of treatments needed to maintain treatment effectiveness.


23-2-02 Fuels treatment effectiveness across landscapes

The objective of this task statement is to inform planning and implementation of landscape fuel treatment strategies that allow for safe and effective management of wildfire to meet protection and resource management objectives.


23-2-03 Pre-fire management actions for reducing post-fire hazards

Objective The objective of this task statement is to gain better understanding of the factors that lead to successful cross-jurisdictional pre-fire planning aimed at reducing the potential for post-fire hazards, through synthesis and evaluation of existing tools and investigations of enabling conditions that foster successful cross-jurisdictional planning and action.


23-2-04 Social and political factors that influence fire suppression and rehabilitation costs

Objective The objective of this task statement is to evaluate understudied factors that influence costs associated with wildfire suppression and immediate post-fire rehabilitation to inform cost models and performance metrics for efficient use of fire suppression and rehabilitation resources.


23-3-01 Regional Science Exchange and Outreach

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 (https://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 six regions of the FSEN: Alaska, Great Basin, Northern Rockies, Oak Woodlands, Northwest and Pacific Islands (see map below). Proposers should submit two year budgets for this announcement.

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 »