FIND FUNDS

Friends of Biology Fund

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The Friends of Biology Fund is one of the Department's most important resources. It supports a wide range of activities including graduate and undergraduate student research symposia, outreach events, graduate student and faculty recruiting, the weekly Department seminar series, and our annual graduation reception.

Life Sciences Building Fund

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The Department of Biology has a bold vision to transform biological research and teaching in a new Life Sciences Building. We will spark collaborations across disciplines, tackle pressing challenges facing the world, and engage students in hands-on research, redefining the classroom experience. This fund will provide general support for the Biology Life Sciences Building.

Biology Graduate Student Support Fund

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The Biology Graduate Student Support Fund provides broad support for graduate student education and research in the department of Biology.

Biology Undergraduate Fund

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This Biology Undergraduate Fund provides support for Biology undergraduates to conduct research and attend scientific meetings and conferences.

Biology Research Support Fund

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The Biology Research Support Fund provides broad support for faculty research in the Department of Biology.

Greenhouse Support Fund

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The Greenhouse Support Fund helps the Department of Biology's Greenhouse fulfill its missions in research, outreach, and curation by providing funds to purchase items such as soil and fertilizer and support to offer tours to K-12 classes, garden clubs, and other interested members of the community.

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Arthur R. Kruckeberg and Richard B. Walker Endowed Fund in Plant Biology

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To provide support for the Department of Biology.

Aubrey Gorbman Endowed Fund

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The Gorbman Endowed Fund supports an annual lecture on emerging research in comparative physiology in memory of Prof. Aubrey Gorbman. Speakers are invited by the Department of Biology's graduate students.

Biology Graduate Student Support Fund

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To provide broad support for graduate education and research in the department of Biology.

Biology Graduate Support Endowment

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The Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence in Biology provides fellowship support for Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in any system.

Biology Teaching Fund

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General support of teaching programs in Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Botanical Field Research Endowment Fund

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The Botanical Field Research Endowment, also known as the Giles Award, provides support for Department of Biology graduate students conducting field research in plant science.

Casey Endowed Fund in Biology

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The Casey Endowed Fund 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.

Charlotte Cornell Crary Endowed Fellowship Fund

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The Charlotte Cornell Crary Endowed 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.

Climate Smart Connectivity Fund

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To support students, post doctoral associates and staff working with the group. Funds can be used for travel costs, costs associated with group meetings and the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies.

Denton Memorial Fund

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General and scholarship support for the Botany Department within the College of Arts and Sciences with preference for students training in plant systematics.

Ecosystem Sentinels Research Fund

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To support research conducted in the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels.

Edith Lucena Riehl Endowed Scholarship

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The Riehl Scholarship provides scholarship support for Department of Biology undergraduates. Selection of the recipient is based on academic merit and financial need.

Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Biology

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The Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Biology provides support for professorships for Department of Biology faculty. This fund enhances the University's ability to recruit and retain distinguished faculty in the Department of Biology.

Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Excellence in Biology

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The Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Excellence in Biology provides scholarship support for Department of Biology undergraduate students. Selection of recipients is based on academic merit and financial need.

Frederick Ayer II Botany Greenhouse Fund

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The Ayer Greenhouse Fund provides support for costs associated with running the greenhouse.

Friends of the Medicinal Herb Garden Fund

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At two and a half acres, the Medicinal Herb Garden is one of the largest of its kind and hosts hundreds of visitors a year. The Friends of the Medicinal Herb Garden Fund provides support to preserve the garden as a teaching and outreach facility by suppor

Frye-Hotson-Rigg Botany Memorial Fund

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The Frye-Hotson-Rigg Botany Memorial Fund 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. This Fund also 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.

Global Penguin Society

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To promote the protection of all penguin species populations through science, management and education.

Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen Endowed Fund

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The Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen Endowed Fund supports an annual award, which recognizes an outstanding TA career of a Biology graduate student. Students are nominated by faculty.

Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen K-12 Prize

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Recognizes an undergraduate junior or senior of excellence, or promise of excellence, who plans a career in K-12 teaching of biology.

Iuvo Fund

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The Iuvo Fund provides support for Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in any biology discipline.

Jill Fredericksen Adams Endowed Lectureship

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The Jill Fredericksen Adams Endowed Lectureship supports an annual lecture in plant biology in memory of former graduate student Jill Fredericksen Adams. Speakers are invited by the Department of Biology's graduate students.

John and Dorothy Franco Endowed Fund

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The Franco Endowed Fund supports an annual prize for the best undergraduate research paper in the biological sciences.

John S. Edwards Endowed Fund in Biology

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To support graduate students conducting research in environmental biology, including, but not limited to, ecology and physiologym, with-out-of pocket expenses associated with their research.

Kathryn C. Hahn Writing Fellowship

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The 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.

Lynn Riddiford and James Truman Endowed Fund

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The Riddiford-Truman Endowed Fund provides support for Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in the field of physiology.

Magaret Endowed Student Support Fund in Biology

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To support graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Biology with direct costs associated with their research and education, including but not limited to, the purchase of supplies, travel, conference fees and registration, etc.

Melinda Denton Memorial Endowed Fund

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The Melinda Denton Memorial Endowed Fund supports a one-quarter fellowship for Department of Biology graduate students conducting plant systematics research while they write their dissertation and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This fund also supports an annual lecture in plant systematics in memory of Prof. Melinda Denton.

Michael and Darthea Tunnicliffe Endowed Fund

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The Tunnicliffe Endowed Fund 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.

Mycology Research Fund

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To support Mycology Research the study of mushrooms, support for lab supplies and materials, student salaries, other research related expenses and travel.

Natural History Fund (Biology)

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To support natural history research efforts by the Natural History Research Group, lab and affiliates. To support students, post-doctoral, affiliates/staff. To include research on terrestrial and aquatic organisms and the effects on those organisms.

Plant Physiology Fund

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To provide support for research at the Plant Lab with Prof. Liz Van Volkenburgh. Research is done on physiology, electrophysiology, and physiological ecology of plants. "Do plants have a nervous system?" Please visit the Plant Lab webpage for more information http://www.depts.washington.edu/vanvlab/index.htm.

Plant/Endophyte Symbiosis Fund

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To support research on plant/endophyte symbiosis conducted by Rusty Rodriguez and his lab. To support research costs and lab operations expenses such as supplies, travel, salaries.

Porath/Johnson Endowed Zoology Scholarship

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The Porath-Johnson Scholarship provides scholarship support for Department of Biology undergraduates. Selection of the recipient is based on academic merit and financial need.

Richard C. Snyder Endowment Fund

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The Snyder Endowment supports travel and purchase of research equipment and supplies by Department of Biology graduate students studying vertebrate zoology.

Robert T. Paine Experimental and Field Ecology Endowed Fund

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The Experimental and Field Ecology Endowed Fund was established by Emeritus Professor Robert T. Paine, who has dedicated over four decades to research and education in the Department of Biology. This fund supports research travel and purchase of supplies by Department of Biology graduate students engaged in field research.

Robin Mariko Harris Graduate Fellowship in Insect Biology

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To provide support for Department of Biology and Neurobiology and Behavior graduate students conducting research in the field of insects studies.

Susan Huscroft Endowed Scholarship

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The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to needy undergraduate students in the Department of Biology pursuing a career in the medical field, who plan to attend medical school and obtain an M.D. degree.

The Center for Conservation Biology Support Fund

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The Center for Conservation Biology Support Fund provides 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.

W.T. and Yvette H. Edmondson Graduate Student Support Fund

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The Edmondson Graduate Student Support Fund supports 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.

W.T. Edmondson Endowed Lecture Fund

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The Edmondson Endowed Lecture Fund supports an annual lecture in ecology or limnology in memory of Prof. W.T. Edmondson. Speakers are invited by the Department of Biology's graduate students.

Walter and Margaret Sargent Endowed Scholarship Fund

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The Sargent Endowed Fund supports Department of Biology graduate and undergraduate 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.

Wingfield/Ramenofsky Endowed Award for Environmental Biology

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The Wingfield/Ramenofsky Endowed Award for Environmental Biology provides support for Department of Biology graduate students conducting research in the field of environmental biology, broadly defined.

WRF and Benjamin Hall Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence in Biology

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To help graduate students with financial need in the Department of Biology to fund the cost of attending the UW.

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