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Supporting Payne Institute's Researchers
The Payne Institute is a unifying force and hub for interdisciplinary research. Our community of scholars comes from across the Colorado School of Mines community, as well as across other major research institutions. We support their research by leveraging CSM funding for maximum impact, helping projects compete for outside funding and connecting ideas to action by engaging decision-makers.In this way, we support researchers from multiple disciplines as they join forces to study issues related to earth resources, energy, and the environment.


Engaging Decision-Makers
Business, government and NGO leaders turn to the Payne Institute Institute for unbiased scientific data, policy analysis, and cutting-edge decision-support tools. We connect research to action, informing development of policy and management practices and convening top scholars, experts and leaders on key issues associated with earth resources, energy, and the environment. Public- and private-sector leaders looking to better understand and use science and innovation to address complex earth resource issues can read our Research Briefs (research briefs should be a link), access our working paper series, and collaborate with our scholars and experts in the area of policy analysis for earth, energy, and environment. This increases the role of science in decision-making and leads to better policies and management practices.

Giving Opportunities

The Payne Institute relies on the support of generous individuals, foundations and corporations to engage some of the brightest minds from throughout the university to conduct policy analysis and find practical solutions to the world’s greatest resource challenges. Unrestricted annual support allows the Payne Institute leadership to respond to compelling research opportunities and develop future policy analysts and leaders. Make a gift online here or by contacting:

Colorado School of Mines Foundation
PO Box 912031
Golden, CO 80401

Ph: 303.273.3275

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