JFSP Funded Research Projects

The JFSP responds to the emerging needs of stakeholders by tailoring timely wildland fire research through an annual cycle of proposal solicitation, review, funding, and science delivery. JFSP research projects complement and extend in-house capacity of other federal fire research programs, including the U.S. Forest Service research stations and the U.S. Geological Survey. Through these partnerships, they can collaboratively mobilize with universities and other affiliates in the fire science community.

To learn more about JFSP funded research projects, including a database for ongoing research, completed research, and research data archive visit the Joint Fire Science Program's Research page.

Wanted! JFSP Success Stories

We are looking to hear from you - scientists, researchers, and managers. Success stories demonstrate how the products from fire science research or other JFSP-funded activities are being implemented by the fire and/or fuels management community. They are about the application of scientific understanding or use of tools, models, or techniques resulting from individual projects or suites of projects over time. They show successful planning, implementation, outreach, products, or impacts (e.g., behavior changes, opportunities, resource recovery, or enhancement). They describe efforts at the organization, community, or agency level and at different spatial scales. Start sharing your stories now!

FY18 GRIN Recipients!

What is GRIN?

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), in partnership with the Association for Fire Ecology, offers Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) awards yearly 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, master’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. 

Over the last eight years, 62 graduate students (about 25% of all applicants) received GRIN awards up to $25,000.  For fiscal year 2018, 53 proposals were received, of which only nine were selected for funding. 

The GRIN program has received kudos from across the fire science community. GRIN funding helps fire science students dig deeper into their thesis or dissertation research, but it does more than that. It gives them a leg up into the professional community. It gives them experience in developing proposals for competitive grants. It helps them become more competent scientists. It allows them to contribute valuable work at a young age. It plugs them into ongoing research and management networks. It increases students’ professional exposure, paving the way to presentation, publishing, and funding opportunities and making young scientists and future managers more competitive in the job market. 

More information about GRIN can be found here: https://www.firescience.gov/Digest/FSdigest18.pdf

Congratulations to the FY 2018 GRIN Recipients!