MSI Research Support Services

Telluride valley floor monitoring

Research Permitting

MSI offers visiting scientists the opportunity to partner on projects with no or low-impact research on our group permit with the San Juan Public Lands (USFS and BLM). 

Grant Administration

MSI can administer your grant or contract. We offer low indirect cost rate and a history of successful budget tracking and grant administration.


Broader Impacts Implementation

MSI can provide critical links for researchers with local communities, forums, students, schools, and stakeholders to satisfy Broader Impact and outreach requirements for federally funded grants, such as National Science Foundation and Environmental Protection Agency requirements. To learn more about opportunities to collaborate, please contact Marcie Bidwell or by calling 970-387-5161.  


General Research Support: Field Sites, Staff, Equipment Storage, etc.

Let us know your research needs! MSI can help you identify field sites, hire local assistants or student interns (see MSI's intern program), or provide outreach for your project. Our staff can continue your field measurements when you and your students cannot be on site. We can help find storage for your field and lab materials (space permitting; small fee applies).

The Center for Snow and Avalanches Studies (CSAS), a partner organization also based in Silverton, has instrumented the Senator Beck Basin on Red Mountain Pass and is involved with an NSF-funded study of the effects of desert dust on radiative and hydrologic processes of mountain snow pack.

Please fill out the form below to request MSI research support services

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