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Do you have a strong interest in wildland fire science? If so, please consider serving as a peer reviewer of proposals submitted to the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP). This year, JFSP is casting a wide net for peer reviewers to assist in reviewing proposals received under the Primary and Fire Science Exchange Network (FSEN) Notice of Funding Opportunity announcements. JFSP makes every effort to solicit  diverse perspectives in the peer review process, including researchers and practitioners, at every career stage, and covering a wide geographic range. We welcome all voices and experiences!
The 2024 Primary announcement is seeking proposals focused on:

  1. Accelerating science to action in fire-prone ecosystems
  2. Effective fire communication and outreach
  3. Prescribed fire effects on water quality and quantity
  4. Managing carbon emissions in ecosystems with deep organic soils
  5. Social equity and wildland fire impacts, mitigation, response, and recovery
  6. Characterizing wildfire risk in wildland-urban interface and urban settings

JFSP is also seeking proposals for the Regional Fire Science Exchange. The Exchange announcement is focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange network (FSEN) in nine areas: Appalachians, California, Great Plains, Lake States, North Atlantic, Southern, Southern Rockies, Southwest and Tallgrass Prairie.
Peer Review Qualifications: 

  1. Researchers and practitioners with strong background in wildland fire science, management implications, ecology; in particular, knowledge related to any of the 6 primary task statements above.
  2. Experience with networks, knowledge exchange, and/or partnership development for FSEN proposals
  3. Interest in learning more about federal grant writing
  4. If you plan on submitting a proposal, you can still be part of the peer review process (on a task statement that you did not apply for)

Time commitment: 

  1. FSEN proposals will be reviewed over 6 – 7 weeks in October and November. Folks will review 3 – 4 proposals, which can take 1 – 2 hours each to review.
  2. Primary proposals will be reviewed over 6 – 7 weeks in November and December. Plan for an all-day peer reviewer meeting in January. Folks will review 5 – 6 proposals, which can take 1 – 2 hours each to review.

This is an exciting opportunity to support JFSP, learn the ins and outs of the peer review process and meet wonderful individuals across the country interested in wildland fire science and management implications. Please submit your interest via the google form below by COB September 22nd.