Friday Harbor Laboratories

FHL Funds and Endowments

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Your support is greatly appreciated!

Gifts to Friday Harbor Laboratories promote the education and training of new scientists through a very special experience at FHL. Your gift is tax deductible and will truly make a difference.

To make a gift online, choose the name of a fund below. You will be transferred to the University of Washington's secure server for private gifts.

You may also send a check (payable to
UW Foundation) to UW Friday Harbor Labs,
attn: Rachel Anderson, 620 University Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Thank you!


Adopt-a-Student Endowed Fund
Established to support the Adopt-a-Student Program in perpetuity. There is currently a match available to gifts made to this endowment.


Adopt-A-Student Program Fund
Supports students participating in FHL Courses. Sponsors have the option to meet their “adopted” student.


Alan J. Kohn Endowed Fellowship Fund
Supports graduate study of invertebrate biology through research or course work at Friday Harbor Laboratories.


Anne Hof Blinks Fellowship Endowment
Supports students, including those of diverse under-represented backgrounds, at the beginning of their graduate studies in Marine Ecology at FHL


Arthur H. Whiteley Memorial Fund
In memory of Professor Arthur Whiteley to benefit the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at the UW Friday Harbor Labs.


Beatrice Crosby Booth Endowed Scholarship
The Beatrice Crosby Booth Endowed Scholarship at FHL provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students at FHL.


Brooks And Suzanne Ragen Friday Harbor Laboratories Endowed Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to graduate and undergraduate students who are at Friday Harbor Laboratories to conduct field or laboratory research or to be enrolled for a class or workshop in marine sciences.


Karel Liem Morphology Imaging Fund
Used to purchase research equipment, equipment service contracts, and support equipment maintenance.


Carrington Travel Endowment
Provides financial support to students at Friday Harbor Labs for expenses related to travel.


Charles Lambert Memorial Endowment
Provides assistance to graduate students for research and/or coursework at FHL that includes cell or developmental biology of marine invertebrates, or any aspect of ascidian biology.


Christopher G. Reed Endowed Fund
Offers scholarships to undergraduates for study of marine sciences at Friday Harbor Laboratories.


Dennis Willows Director's Endowed Professorship
Enhances the University's ability to attract and retain a distinguished director at the Friday Harbor Laboratories by providing discretionary funds to the Director for unbudgeted needs including student assistance.


Dynamic Imaging Maintenance Fund
Supports the upkeep of FHL's high-end research equipment.


E. S. Morse Institute
To foster international scholarly exchange between Friday Harbor and Japanese marine labs to enhance collaborative research and participation in courses.


Ellie Dorsey Memorial Fund
Generates funds for an annual gift to a scholarly student in memory of Ellie Dorsey.


Ellis Preserves Fund
Supports activities in research and education connected to the Ellis Preserve on Shaw Island in honor of Marilyn and Frederick Ellis. (Gifts are channeled through the FHL Discretionary Fund for Excellence but earmarked for the Ellis Preserves Fund. To make your gift, click "Ellis Preserves Fund" above and indicate Ellis Preserves Fund in the Comments section on the succeeding page.)


Eugene N. Kozloff Endowed Undergraduate Student Endowed Fund
Honoring Professor Eugene Kozloff, this endowment supports undergraduate students with FHL course and research related expenses.


FHL Discretionary Fund For Excellence
Provides funds for student aid and encourages diverse initiatives that benefit Friday Harbor Laboratories.


FHL Ellis B. Ridgway Fellowship Fund
Provides current use support for graduate students at FHL.


FHL Graduate Research Fellowship Endowment
Provides graduate student support to students and post-docs involved in marine science studies and research.


FHL Research Apprenticeship Program Annual Fund
Supports Friday Harbor Labs students in the Research Apprenticeship Program with tuition, housing, food and travel costs.


FHL Research Apprenticeship Program Endowment
Supports the exceptional Research Apprenticeship Program, which pairs undergraduate researchers with faculty mentors for unparalleled, intensive learning about the nature of research.


FHL Research Fellowship Endowment
Provides graduate student support to students and post-docs involved in marine science studies and research at Friday Harbor Laboratories.


FHL Research Fund: Seastar Wasting Disease
Helps fund FHL research focused on the sea star wasting disease.


FHL Science Outreach Program
Supports staff, equipment, supplies and research vessel Centennial use cost, connected with educational outreach for local (K-12) school partners.


Karel F. Liem Fish Biology Endowment
In honor of the prominent ichthyologist and member of the FHL teaching and research community, this fund supports research on fishes.


Larry McEdward Memorial Fund
Supports graduate study or coursework in invertebrates, embryology, evolution or development of marine organisms. (Gifts are channeled through the FH Discretionary Fund for Excellence but earmarked for the Larry McEdward Fund. To make your gift, click "Larry McEdward Fund" above and indicate Larry McEdward Fund in the Comments section on the succeeding page.)


Macfarlane Art Studio Endowment
Provides support for the maintenance and enhancement of the Macfarlane Art Studio at the Whiteley Center.


Marine Field Equipment Endowment
Provides support for Friday Harbor Laboratories to support and maintain marine field equipment


Marine Life Endowment
Provides support for the Friday Harbor Laboratories fundamental courses in organismal and broader comparative marine biology: Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Algae/Botany, Comparative Invertebrate Embryology and Marine Fish Biology.


Marine Life Endowment Bridge Fund
Supports the extension of faculty appointments to allow additional research time following the four core courses offered during the FHL summer sessions.


Marine Life Endowment Faculty Fellowship Supports the faculty positions connected with the fundamental courses in organismal and broader comparative marine biology: Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Algae/Botany, Comparative Invertebrate Embryology, and Marine Fish Biology taught at FHL.


Marine Science Fund
Supports the training of people entering the Marine Science field through programs at Friday Harbor Laboratories. Gifts to this fund qualify for Annual Fund recognition.


Mellon Mentors Endowment
Enhances UW's ability to attract, retain, and provide opportunities for professional development for faculty involved in marine sciences at Friday Harbor Laboratories. These faculty will attract and mentor underrepresented minority students.


Pamela Roe Graduate Student Endowed Fund
Support graduate student research and coursework at Friday Harbor Laboratories. Preference will be given to students in the fields of marine invertebrate zoology (including embryology and parasitology) or marine biology, with strong emphasis on natural history or ecology.


Paul Illg Distinguished Lectureship Endowment
Brings specialists to present lectures on invertebrate biology and to meet students and researchers.


Patricia L. Dudley Endowment For Friday Harbor Laboratories
Supports research and scholarships for the study of systematics and structure of organisms and marine ecology.


Reed Undergraduate Endowment
Offers scholarships to undergraduates for study of marine sciences at FHL.


Richard And Megumi Strathmann Endowed Fellowship
Supports graduate students' studies and research of the organisms, physical environment, or geology of the San Juan Archipelago and adjacent regions in the NE Pacific Ocean. Studies on organisms that do not exist in this region except for purposes of research are excluded.


Robert F. Fernald Fellowship Endowment
Provides support for graduate students of comparative invertebrate embryology. A Friday Harbor Laboratories fund.


R/V Centennial Operation Support Fund
Provides funds for the repair of the R/V Centennial and for purchasing supplies, equipment and fuel for its continues operation.


Seagrass Conservation Project
Supports ongoing seagrass conservation studies in aquatic areas by Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.


Sebens Student Endowment
Provides financial support to students at Friday Harbor Labs.


Stephen And Ruth Wainwright Fellowship Endowment
Provides fellowships to graduate students studying form and function of organisms.