In partnership with the Association for Fire Ecology, we offer Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) awards annually to a handful of top-quality graduate students conducting research in fire science.
GRIN awards are intended to nurture the next generation of fire and fuels scientists and managers, enhance their professional development, help them become engaged with their community of peers, and equip them to tackle the fire and fuels management challenges of today and tomorrow.
To earn a GRIN award, masterâ€™s and doctoral students are invited to submit succinct four-page proposals for original research in fire ecology, management, science, or human dimensions of wildfire, including climate. The award is intended to augment already-funded thesis or dissertation research.
The GRIN program has received kudos from across the fire science community. GRIN funding helps recipients dig deeper into their thesis or dissertation research. GRIN funding also:
- Provides a leg up into the professional community and experience in developing proposals for competitive grants
- Helps them become more competent scientists
- Allows them to contribute valuable work at a young age
- Plugs them into ongoing research and management networks
- Increases professional exposure, paving the way to presentation, publishing, and funding opportunities
- Makes young scientists and future managers more competitive in the job market