ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
The Western Institute for Advanced Study was founded in 2018 to operate on the same principles as the original Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and other similar institutions around the world. The purpose of this organization is to conduct theoretical scientific research.
The Western Institute is expressly devoted to facilitating specialized research on the challenging problems currently facing science and society, with a highly interdisciplinary and open atmosphere to promote intellectual progress. Like the original institution, the Western Institute for Advanced Study aims to focus on granting one-year fellowships. However, there are two major variations on the original model: firstly, there are no permanent faculty within the Institute; and secondly, fellows applying complementary approaches form a thematic group to work intensively and cohesively as a team on a singular problem. A new grand challenge is issued each year.
The Western Institute for Advanced Study was founded to advance theoretical scientific research, by combining both outstanding individual effort and a team-based approach. The Institute was founded in 2018 and is based in Colorado.
To provide a place for advanced study with a commitment to the highest standards of academic scholarship.
To offer a competitive fellowship program, with a focus on solving grand challenges in mathematics, physics, and the biological sciences.
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.