Additional Funds

Endowed Graduate Student Support Funds

Fellowships

  • WRF–Hall Fellowship for Graduate Student Excellence in Biology. The Washington Research Foundation and Benjamin Hall Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence in Biology provides fellowship support for Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in any system.
  • Charlotte Cornell Crary Distinguished Teaching Fellowship. Supports Department of Biology graduate students who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching undergraduate courses during their graduate career. Recipients are supported for one quarter while they write their dissertation and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Melinda Denton Writing Fellowship. Supports Department of Biology graduate students conducting plant systematics research for one quarter while they write their dissertation and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Frye-Hotson-Rigg Writing Fellowship. Supports Department of Biology graduate students conducting research on a plant system for one quarter while they write their dissertation and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Kathryn C. Hahn Writing Fellowship. Supports Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in any system for one quarter while they write their dissertation and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Tunnicliffe Writing Fellowship. Supports Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in any system for one quarter while they write their dissertation and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Awards

  • Botanical Field Research Award. Also known as the Giles Award, provides support for Department of Biology graduate students conducting field research in plant science.
  • Edmondson Award. Department of Biology graduate student research in biological limnology, including freshwater and saline lakes and estuarine and intertidal zones, the plants and animals that live in them, and their physical properties.
  • Experimental and Field Ecology Award. Research travel and purchase of supplies by Department of Biology graduate students engaged in field research.
  • Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen Graduate TA Award. This annual award recognizes an outstanding TA career of a Biology graduate student. Students are nominated by faculty.
  • Iuvo Award. Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in any biology discipline.
  • Riddiford-Truman Award. Department of Biology Graduate students conducting research in the field of physiology.
  • Sargent Award. Department of Biology graduate students traveling for non-conference reasons, e.g., field work, special courses, and collaborations with other universities and international associations. Support is for students in any biology discipline.
  • Snyder Award. Travel and purchase of research equipment and supplies by Department of Biology graduate students studying vertebrate zoology.
  • Wingfield/Ramenofsky Award for Environmental Biology. Supports Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in the field of environmental biology, broadly defined.

Endowed Undergraduate Student Funds

Scholarships

Awards

  • Casey Award. Supports Department of Biology undergraduates with costs associated with travel to present at scientific meetings, including conference registration fees, transportation, and/or room and board costs.
  • Franco Award. An annual prize for the best undergraduate research paper in the biological sciences. 
  • Frye-Hotson-Rigg Award. Supports Department of Biology undergraduates with costs associated with fieldwork, research supplies, research-related travel, and/or travel to present at scientific meetings. Awards support students conducting research on a plant, algal, or fungal system.
  • Sargent Award. Supports Department of Biology undergraduates with costs associated with travel for non-conference reasons, including field work, attending special courses, and visiting other universities or international institutions for collaborative research projects.

Endowed Faculty Research Funds

General

Lab-specific

  • Conservation Biology Support Fund. Support for the Center for Conservation Biology's critical research on the effects of human-related threats to species such as elephants and orca whales. For more information, visit the Center for Conservation Biology's website.
  • Friends of the Penguins Fund. Research conducted by the Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels. For more information, visit the Center for Ocean Sentinels' website.

Endowed Lecture Funds

Greenhouse, Medicinal Herb Garden, and UW Farm Support Funds

  • Greenhouse Support Fund. Support to care for and expand the greenhouse teaching collection. The teaching collection is used in classrooms and on tours given to K-12 classes, college students, garden clubs, senior centers, and other community groups. It also provides support for the greenhouse's research space, which is used by faculty and students to conduct experiments in fields such as pollination biology and plant development. To learn more, visit the Greenhouse website.
  • Frederick Ayer II Botany Greenhouse Endowed Fund. This endowment provides support for costs associated with running the greenhouse.
  • Friends of the Medicinal Herb Garden Fund. This fund provides support for maintaining and expanding the remarkable collection of plants in the UW's 2.5 acre Medicinal Herb Garden. To learn more, visit the Herb Garden website.
  • UW Farm Support Fund. This fund provides support for the UW student run farm. To learn more, visit the UW Farm website.