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Issue 158 | July 15, 2016

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We will be requesting proposals through one or more formal Funding Opportunity Notice (FON) announcements
beginning approximately September 15, 2016 and remaining open through November 17, 2016.

This is an early alert to investigators interested in the topics listed below so you can begin considering responsive ideas with potential partners and collaborators.
Please recognize that final decisions regarding topic selection will not be made until September, 2016, and that final topic selection may differ from that posted below.

Cohesive Strategy Potential topics directly and indirectly support
the three goals of the 2014 National
Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy:

* Resilient Landscapes
• Fire Adapted Communities
• Safe and Effective Wildfire Response

FON 1- Primary

  • Landscape fuel treatment as a fire management strategy
  • Effects of wildfire as a treatment
  • Post-fire recovery
  • Fire effects on herbaceous species, shrubs, and seed banks
  • Validating mesoscale, atmospheric boundary prediction models and tools
  • Factors that affect the co-management of fire “risk”

FON 2 - Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award

In partnership with the Association for Fire Ecology, we will likely continue the Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) program for current MS and PhD. students in the fields of wildland fire and related disciplines. 

FON 3 - Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE)

In partnership with the DOD Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP),  previously initiated planning for the Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE; Phase 1). It is anticipated that the JFSP fall 2016 FON will include an open solicitation for proposals to participate in Phase 2—data collection, data archival, and initial model evaluation—of FASMEE. In brief, this experiment is being designed as a large-scale field campaign to:

  • develop and apply relevant measurement/data collection techniques at different spatial and temporal scales;
  • provide resultant critical observational data necessary to evaluate and advance operationally used and next generation fire and smoke modeling systems; and
  • provide data to support the underlying scientific basis for fire and smoke models.

See full notice for details.

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