We Fund Research to Improve Your Weather Forecast

NOAA’s Weather Program Office funds research to improve weather forecasts, save lives, and reduce property damage. We work throughout the Weather Enterprise to foster research that can be transitioned into operational weather forecasts so the public can be better prepared for weather phenomena.

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WPO is Reviewing Submitted Proposals

We are looking to fund research to advance weather forecasting

NOAA’s Weather Program Office recently solicited proposals for four grant competitions for our FY23 Notice of Funding valued at approximately $13.5 million per year for the following competitions: 

  • Innovations for Community Modeling 
  • Observations 
  • Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES)
  • Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment in the United States (VORTEX-USA; inclusive of VORTEX-Southeast).

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What’s Happening Now

News at NOAA’s Weather Program Office

Year of Open Science

In recognition of the Year of Open Science, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and EPIC (Earth Prediction Innovation Center) have been featured on Open.Science.gov for the collaborative and open science work on the Unified Forecast System (UFS). 

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Funded Projects

New WPO Research funded in Fiscal Year 2022