Joint Fire Science Program FY 2018 Potential Topics

Funding Agency:
Department of the Interior

The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) intends to request proposals through one or more formal Funding Opportunity Notice (FON) announcements beginning approximately September 8, 2017 and remaining open through November 16, 2017 for FONs 1 and 2 and December 14, 2017 for FON 3. The intent of this notice is to provide an early alert to investigators interested in the topics listed below so that they can begin considering responsive ideas with potential partners and collaborators.

Investigators should recognize that final decisions regarding topic selection will not be made until September 2017 and that final topic selection may differ from that posted here. One or more topics could be dropped or added, and the specific focus of individual topics may be altered. Investigators should recognize this uncertainty and not invest substantial time or resources working on proposals until the FONs and their associated topics are formally posted

Deadline: Nov. 16, 2017

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

FON 1 - Primary

A. Ecological effects of fuel treatments and wildfire management at landscape scales

B. Fuel treatment longevity

C. Relationships between prescribed fire and wildfire regimes

D. Effectiveness of fuel breaks and fuel break systems

E. Sources and distribution of ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts

F. Socio-political factors that influence the costs associated with wildfire

FON 2 - Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award

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

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

November 16, 2017