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

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FHL Adopt-a-Student ENDOWED Fund
Provides future financial assistance to students attending courses at FHL. The fund's founder has pledged to match donations to this endowment (1:1) up to $25,000.


Adopt-A-Student PROGRAM Fund
Supports FHL students with tuition, housing, food and travel costs. Sponsors have the option to meet their “adopted” student.


Anne Hof BLINKS Fellowship in Marine Biology
Provides funding for underrepresented minority graduate/professional students to study marine ecology at FHL.


Beatrice Crosby BOOTH Endowed Scholarship at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Provides annual scholarships to undergrad or graduate students enrolled in classes or conducting research at FHL.


Emily CARRINGTON Endowed Student Travel Support Fund
Provides support for undergrad and graduate students at FHL for expenses related to student travel.


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 continued operation.


Friday Harbor Labs DISCRETIONARY Fund
Funds are used at the discretion of the Director to catalyze life-changing experiences for students through direct financial aid, and to encourage diverse initiatives that benefit FHL.


Ellie DORSEY Memorial Fund
Funds are used for an annual gift to a scholarly student in memory of Ellie Dorsey.


Patricia L. DUDLEY Endowment For Friday Harbor Laboratories
Provides for research or scholarships for the study of systematics or the structure of marine organisms or for studies in marine invertebrate ecology. First preference to post-doc candidates, secondly to grad students who've indicated serious interest in these areas & have completed some pre-doctoral requirements. Methods of research are unrestricted but desirable that the findings contribute to the understanding of evolutionary relationships.


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 but earmarked for the Ellis Preserves Fund. To make your gift, click the link and indicate Ellis Preserves Fund in the comments section on the succeeding page.)


Robert L. FERNALD Endowment Fellowship
Provides support to exceptionally qualified students who wish to study comparative embryology at FHL.


Paul L. Illg Distinguished Lectureship
This lectureship is fully funded and self-sustaining! Please consider honoring Dr. Illg by giving to the new Illg Student Support Fund (below).


ILLG Student Support Fund
Supports graduate students participating in FHL Invertebrate Zoology or related courses at FHL. The fund may also support post-baccalaureate students applying to graduate schools.


Dynamic IMAGING Maintenance Fund
Supports the upkeep of FHL's TEM, SEM and confocal microscopes.


K-12: FHL Science Outreach Program
In connection with educational outreach for local (K-12) school partners, this fund supports staff, equipment, supplies and Centennial use.


Alan J. KOHN Endowed Fellowship
Provides financial assistance to graduate students at FHL.


Eugene N. KOZLOFF Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Student Support
Provides support for undergrad students in courses and/or conducting research at FHL.


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.


Karel F. LIEM Fish Biology Endowment
Supports operating expenses related to the Karel F. Liem Bioimaging Facility at FHL.


Karel LIEM Morphology Imaging Fund
Funds used to purchase research equipment, equipment service contracts, and support equipment maintenance.


MACFARLANE Art Studio Endowment
Provides support for the maintenance and enhancement of the physical structure and furnishings and equipment for the Macfarlane Art Studio at the Whiteley Center at FHL.


Marine Field Equipment Endowment
Supports & maintains marine field equipment, including but not limited to vessel maintenance and replacement.


Marine Life Endowment (MLE)
Provides support for the fundamental courses in organismal and broader comparative marine biology: Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Maring Algae/Botany, Comparative Invertebrate Embryology and Marine Fish Biology taught at FHL.


MLE BRIDGE Fund
Supports the extension of faculty appointments to allow additional research time following the four core courses offered during the FHL summer sessions.


MLE FACULTY Fellowship Enhances UW's ability to recruit, retain, &/or provide opportunities for teaching combined with independent faculty research in comparative marine invertebrates, algae, fish, embryology and larval biology at FHL.


Marine Science Fund
Supports the training of people entering the Marine Science Field at FHL.


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


MELLON Research Training Faculty Fellowship
Enhances UW's ability to attract, retain, & provide opportunities for professional development for faculty in marine sciences at FHL who have an understanding of students from diverse backgrounds and are able to serve as scientific and professional models. These faculty will attract underrepresented minority students to FHL and serve as their mentors.


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


Trish MORSE Endowed Scholarship for Japan / U.S. Exchange
Supports the exchange of students from the U.S. and Japan in conjunction with the Edward Sylvester Morse Institute at FHL.


Frederic H. and Kirstin C. NICHOLS Endowed Graduate Fellowship
Supports graduate students in their coursework or independent research at Friday Harbor Laboratories.


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


Friday Harbor Labs Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) 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 RAP at FHL, at the discretion of the Director.


Christopher G. REED Endowed Fund
Supports undergraduate education at FHL.


Friday Harbor Laboratories Research Fellowship Endowment
Provides support to graduate students at FHL.


FHL Ellis B. RIDGWAY Fellowship Fund
Provides support for graduate students at Friday Harbor Laboratories.


Pamela ROE Graduate Student Endowed Fund
Provides support to graduate students participating in courses &/or conducting research at FHL. Preference to students in fields of marine invertebrate zoology (incl. embryology & parasitology) or marine biology, w/ a strong emphasis on natural history or ecology.


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


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


Kenneth P. SEBENS Endowed Student Support Fund
Provides support for undergrad and graduate students at FHL.


Richard R. and Megumi F. STRATHMANN Endowed Fellowship
Supports graduate students' studies of the organisms, physical environment, or geology of the San Juan Archipelago and adjacent regions in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Students' studies may be in their independent research or courses at FHL. Studies of species that don't occur in this region, except for purposes of research, are excluded from this funding.


TURN POINT Faculty Endowed Fellowship at Friday Harbor Laboratories
This fund primarily supports faculty research in the fields of cell, developmental and structural biology by enhancing UW's ability to recruit &/or retain faculty, &/or provide opportunities for teaching combined with independent faculty research at FHL. Secondarily, it may provide strategic support for the development of imaging techniques at FHL, at the discretion of the Director.


Stephen and Ruth WAINWRIGHT Endowed Fellowship
Provides financial assistance to graduate students studying or conducting original research in functional morphology at FHL.


Helen Riaboff WHITELEY Center Endowment Fund
Provides funds for operating, maintaining, administering, and otherwise supporting the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at FHL.


Arthur and Helen WHITELEY Fellow Endowment
Provides support for visiting scholars ("Whiteley Fellows") at the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at FHL in order to enhance the intellectual vitality of the Whiteley Center and FHL.


Arthur H. WHITELEY Memorial Fund
Benefits the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at the UW Friday Harbor Labs, in memory of Professor Arthur Whiteley.


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.