TSRC has benefited from financial support for a number of key programs, including travel scholarships for young scientist, public outreach, graduate-level summer schools, workshops, and funds to purchase, restore, and renovate the Telluride Depot so that TSRC has a permanent home in Telluride. We are grateful for all of the support that has been provided by Telluride community members, local business partners, universities, private foundations, corporations, national laboratories, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Departments of Energy and Defense. Thank you.
TSRC Facility Capital Campaign
The goal of this capital campaign is to fund a dedicated year-round TSRC facility in the Telluride region. The Telluride Depot project will provide TSRC with the programming space to expand its workshop programming by 50% and further TSRC's impact on advancement of science and technology. This will also increase TSRC's annual total economic impact on the community from $12M to $18M. The "Depot," which TSRC currently has under contract with the Ah Haa School for the Arts, is a riverside property with a special sense-of-place that will nurture new ideas, create innovative areas of research, and foster international collaborations.
Future-of-TSRC Fellowship Funds
For over thirty years, the young scientists that have participated in TSRC workshops have become the future of TSRC. The organization has established two scholarships, the Paul Barbara Fellowship and the Peter Salamon Award, that provide financial support to outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The 2015 Paul Barbara Fellowship Recipients were Manuela A. Gross from the University of Cambridge and Sebastian Buchenberg from Albert-Ludwig- University Freiburg. There were seven recipients of the Peter Salamon Award in 2015. These funds are designed to further enhance the participation of young scientists so critical to TSRC’s future.
Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (TSTC) Endowment Fund
The Telluride School for Theoretical Chemistry (TSTC) is TSRC’s original on graduate-level summer school, created to realize the vision of Jack Simons to provide fundamental training for future leaders of theoretical chemistry research and education. The TSTC Endowment Fund, which is now on the order of $350K, with on-going commitments near $75,000, provides tuition and lodging support for its students and covers travel and lodging costs for its faculty. Every two years when the school is held, TSRC funds approximately 42 select students and four instructors through the endowment at a cost of $36,000. In order to provide the maximum benefit to these students, the instructors believe that the school should be extended from a one-week to a two-week program. To fully realize the cost of TSTC, TSRC is seeking to build the TSTC endowment to approximately $1.5M over a six-year period.
TSRC is a 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit in good standing with the State of Colorado and IRS. TSRC tax ID: 74-2369040