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The purpose of the "Ember Award" is to recognize sustained excellence in wildland fire research and to encourage innovation, exploration, application, and dissemination of important research results. The name "Ember" reflects the fact  that research and science often move slowly, and their benefits or impacts may not be apparent for years. The award was established to recognize sustained and excellent research contributions to wildland fire science, innovative solutions to important wildland fire challenges, and effective and appropriate communication of wildland fire science and research results.

To nominate, please complete the form below, and compose a letter (no more than 800 words) explaining how the nominee embodies the award’s purpose, and a list of three or more individuals (with contact information) who confirm the nominee's contributions.  

When submitting your nomination, please assume we don’t know the nominee, include specifics about why they are deserving in your nomination letter.  

If you are writing an award nomination, and would like a little help, members of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI)  Committee are willing to help. Perhaps English is not your first language or you can’t quite find the right words to express your thoughts, just reach out and we would be happy to help. EMail

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