MSI Research Support Services
MSI offers visiting scientists the opportunity to include their no or low-impact projects on our group permit with the San Juan Public Lands (USFS and BLM).
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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 Emily Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 970-382-6908.
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 also store your field and lab materials at the Mountain House (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.