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The Western Institute for Advanced Study is devoted to addressing historically-intractable problems in mathematics, physics, and the biological sciences. We foster a highly interdisciplinary and open atmosphere to promote intellectual progress. 


The Western Institute for Advanced Study exists to advance theoretical scientific research, by combining both outstanding individual effort and a team-based approach. The Institute was founded in 2019 and is based in Colorado.

  • To provide a place for advanced study with a commitment to the highest standards of academic scholarship.

  • To offer fellowship awards, with a focus on solving grand challenges in mathematics, physics, and biology.


By addressing a broad range of challenging scientific questions and communicating these findings to the public, we aim to create progress on some of the most technically challenging issues which continue to face humanity.



Legal and Financial Information:

EIN (Federal Tax ID): 83-4061510


The Western Institute for Advanced Study has earned the Candid Seal of Transparency which is given to non-profit organizations that are committed to transparency and inclusivity. Visit our Guidestar Non-Profit Profile to find more information about our leadership, our mission, our financials and our legal structure. 


Our online donations are managed by Zeffy, a free fundraising platform for non-profits. Every cent that is donated will go directly to sustaining our scientific operations. Please consider supporting this great non-profit platform when you support us. Thank you!

We also receive donations through, which supports employer matching of gifts. We gratefully accept donations any day of the year through this platform - not just Colorado Gives Day on December 5. Thank you for your support!

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