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Unlike other NCAR programs or divisions, the Advanced Study Program (ASP) does not have primary responsibility for any special area of NCAR science. Instead, the ASP mission, broadly defined, is to help NCAR (and the scientific communities it serves) prepare for the future. We work in support of other NCAR units, with these objectives:

  • Stimulating the intellect of the research community
  • Fostering the professional development of early career scientists
  • Promoting advanced scientific educational opportunities at NCAR
  • Focusing attention on emerging areas of science
  • Facilitating interactions between NCAR, universities, and the broader community