Priority Funds

Priority Fund: Friends of Biology

The Friends of Biology fund is our most important fund. Gifts to this fund support critical department functions, including faculty and graduate student recruiting, our department seminar series, and our undergraduate graduation reception. And most importantly, as a discretionary budget, this fund allows our chair to direct funds to where the need is greatest. Please consider making a gift to the Friends of Biology fund today. Thank you!

Additional Priority Funds

Faculty Research Support Fund The Biology Research Support Fund provides broad support for faculty research in the Department of Biology. Gifts to this fund can be used as much-needed start up funds for research projects that are not yet fully funded, giving new and innovative projects the chance to get off the ground.

Graduate Student Support Fund Graduate students are vital members of the Department of Biology: they conduct and publish original research, teach labs and quiz sections, and participate in outreach events for the greater community. The Graduate Student Support Fund provides the Department with funds to attract excellent graduate students and support their research and professional development.

Undergraduate Support Fund Biology is the largest undergraduate major on campus with 1,500 declared majors. The Department of Biology strives to ensure that each student’s experience at the UW is meaningful and prepares students for life after graduation. The Undergraduate Student Support Fund assists with this endeavor by providing support for extra-curricular experiences such as conducting independent research and attending scientific meetings and conferences.

Greenhouse Support Fund The Department of Biology’s Greenhouse serves research, educational, outreach, and curatorial purposes. Donations to the Biology Greenhouse Support Fund support basic operational costs including the purchase of soil and seeds, and support for our Greenhouse tour docent program. For more information about the plant collections, the research and outreach programs that take place in the Greenhouse, or touring the Greenhouse, please visit the Greenhouse website.