World-class insights helping to inform and shape public
policy on earth resources, energy, and the environment
PAYNE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Payne Scholars program gives students the opportunity to perform research, collaborate across campus and engage with a broad network of international experts on global policy challenges. Students apply to the Payne Scholars program in the spring semester. As part of a one-credit independent study course, Payne Scholars participate in The Payne Institute activities, write a paper for The Payne Institute Commentary series and develop a research proposal on a related policy topic during the spring semester. At the end of the semester, selected students are eligible for a PAID Payne Scholars summer internship. Working with experts, interns will elaborate on their chosen policy paper, and draft a detailed article for publication in a relevant research journal.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Rare earth and critical materials; Natural resources trade; Supply chains and security; Resource governance
Power sector planning and markets; Energy transitions; Transportation, industry, and climate policy; Geopolitics, security, and conflict
Oil and natural gas regulation; Methane and air pollution; Energy-water nexus; Environmental policy and subsidy reform
Lectures, seminars, round-tables, and public engagement
Cutting edge research and commentary
Multi-disciplinary collaboration across Colorado School of Mines campus
Visiting scholars and research scholars
Partnerships with world-class organizations
Please be prepared before you apply. You will be required to enter your first name, last name, Colorado School of Mines email address, CWID, intended graduation semester and year, major of study, work study information (not a consideration for entrance to the program), a 250 words or less statement on why you would like to be considered for the Payne Scholars Program. Optional entries include a minor. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.