Consortium Staff
Jack McGowan-Stinski
Program Manager

Administrative Committee
The Ohio State University
Charles Goebel, PI
David Hix, Co-PI
Eric Toman, Co-PI
Robyn Wilson, Co-PI
Michigan State University
Jessica Miesel, Co-PI 
Wayne State University
Dan Kashian, Co-PI 
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Greg Corace, Co-PI
USFS Northern Research
Brian Palik, Co-PI
Randy Kolka, Co-PI
Matt Bumgardner, Co-PI

2014 Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Notice Closes:  November 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time
If you are applying for funding to conduct a project within the Lake States Fire Science Consortium area, and are requesting a letter of support, please contact us at least three weeks before the proposal deadline: P. Charles Goebel, Ph.D. (, or Jack McGowan-Stinski (
Primary Funding Opportunities
  1. Fuels treatment effectiveness across landscapes
  2. Influence of past wildfires on wildfire behavior, effects and management
  3. Contribution of smoke emissions to secondary organic aerosols
  4. Effects of smoke from wildland fires on human health in urban centers
  5. Compatibility of fire and fuel treatments with threatened and endangered bats
  6. Effects of wildfire on water
  7. Fire weather data resolution
New Science Initiative -- Social Science Funding Opportunity
  1. Fire-adapted communities
  2. Risk perception
Graduate Research Innovation Award (GRIN) Funding Opportunity
In partnership with the Association for Fire Ecology, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites current Masters and Doctorate graduate students enrolled in U.S. colleges or universities in the fields of wildland fire and related human dimensions and ecological sciences to apply for a Graduate Research Innovation Award. The purpose of the GRIN Award is to:
  • Enhance graduate student's exposure to and interaction with fire and fuels managers
  • Develop understanding of fire and fuels managers information and research needs
  • Augment ongoing research to develop information and/or products useful to managers
Please Note: Significant change to the proposal submission process 
Because of past issues with submitted budgets, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is making a significant change to the JFSP proposal submission process. We are sending this notice so you will be prepared for this change in the proposal submission process.

Starting with the 2014 Funding Opportunity Notices, principal investigators will not be able to submit proposals until the Budget contact and the Agreements contact electronically certify in the JFSP proposal submission database that they have reviewed the budget and the submitted information is correct. Principal Investigators should plan for this step. Proposals must be completed and submitted by 1700 MST November 22, 2013 to be considered. As always, there will be no exceptions to this deadline.

Specific instructions are in the JFSP Funding Opportunity Notices. Please do not contact the program office until you read these instructions.

Please keep in mind that proposals can be started at any time saved and submitted at a later time. Do not wait until the last day to complete this new certification process.

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