Mesa LabIncluded in NCAR’s mission of transferring knowledge for the betterment of life on Earth is the welcome responsibility of helping to educate and inform the public about our scientific community’s research. NCAR’s extensive education and outreach efforts, supported by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (NCAR’s managing body) as well as by NCAR staff and scientists, are broad ranging.

The NCAR Budget & Planning Office is responsible for implementing the NCAR annual NSF Base budget, monitoring and administering proposals and internal allocations, program and budget reporting, and balancing program priorities within the realities of sound fiscal planning. 

The reports and statistics below inform the public of current scientific research and collaboration at NCAR and funding information from our sponsors.

NCAR Annual ReportThe NCAR Annual Report - NCAR is a crossroads for scientific interaction and collaboration. Each year, the NCAR Annual Report provides a look back at some of the exciting research being done within our community and at NCAR.

2014 Program Operating PlanThe NCAR Program Operating Plan - The NCAR Program Operating Plan (POP) provides an overview of the key priorities of our Laboratories, Programs and Observatory for each fiscal year. The POP provides the National Science Foundation with our plans for the upcoming year, as well as expected outcomes and societal relevance of the work being done and services provided to our community, considerations that are critical to effectively meeting NCAR and NSF missions.

NCAR Staffing and FundingNCAR Funding - This graph represents NCAR funding for a fiscal year period.  Statistics for Funding Received are broken out into funding categories.