USGS Funding Opportunity 


2017 CSC Funding Opportunities











The USGS released a Research Funding Opportunity for projects to be initiated in FY 2017 for the Alaska Climate Science Center, including topics related to wildland fire. Statements of interest are due January 18, 2017. 

Excerpt: The Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) invites statements of intent (SOIs) for FY 2017 project proposals on climate change and the seasonality and timing of wildfire in Alaskan ecosystems. Proposed activities should consider both (1) how future climate change scenarios might affect fire activity (occurrence, area burned, and/or severity) and (2) the role of changing vegetation (potentially including fuels treatments) in wildfire response to climate change. Preference will be given to projects that leverage output from existing dynamic models (e.g., the Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Model, IEM) and/or consider elements of ecological drought (e.g., phenology of fuel flammability, aridity and availability). The AK CSC anticipates total RFP funding of up to $400k, with the maximum costs for any one project not likely to exceed $200k. Projects with duration greater than one year require approval from AK CSC Director Steve Gray ( prior to submission of the SOI. In all cases, prospective investigators are strongly encouraged to contact the Alaska CSC Director (Dr. Steve Gray, ( for additional information. Please contact University Director Dr. Scott Rupp ( with any questions regarding University of Alaska Fairbanks policies and overhead.
The Alaska CSC will host two call-in sessions to address questions related to this solicitation: Monday, December 19, 2016, 10AM AKST Call in number: 703-648-4848 or 855-547-8255 (toll-free) Access code: 15405# Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 10AM AKST Call in number: 703-648-4848 or 855-547-8255 (toll-free) Access code: 15405# Please RSVP to Steve Gray ( at least two days prior if you wish to participate in a call

The full Funding Announcement is available here.

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