Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Support CIRES

CIRES is a diverse and robust research and educational enterprise, combining the focused strategic research typically done by a mission agency like NOAA with the fundamental scientific pursuits typical in the academic environment. We provide excellent value to students, faculty, the university, the taxpayer, the U.S. government, and society as a whole.

To ensure continued recognition of CIRES as a global leader in Earth and environmental sciences research, and to remain robust and productive even when federal agencies face fiscal challenges, we are working to expand our funding portfolio. We seek to increase partnerships and opportunities with Colorado’s robust industry base, other institutions on campus, and national and international entities with an interest in excellent environmental science research.

Your gift advances our work by allowing our innovative researchers to pursue solutions to many of the world's most important and challenging problems. Please make a gift today and support this remarkable institution:


CIRES General Gift Fund


This fund supports the CIRES Innovative Research Program, which encourages scientists to pursue "out-of-the box" and high-risk, high-return ideas that can lead to breakthroughs in environmental research. It also supports CIRES events, including science symposia, donor cultivation, and personnel recruitment.

George C. and Joan A. Reid Endowed Scholarship Fund


This fund provides scholarships for graduate students in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Boulder.