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
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.
Supports FHL students with tuition, housing, food and travel costs. Sponsors have the option to meet their “adopted” student.
Provides funding for underrepresented minority graduate/professional students to study marine ecology at FHL.
Provides annual scholarships to undergrad or graduate students enrolled in classes or conducting research at FHL.
Provides support for undergrad and graduate students at FHL for expenses related to student travel.
Provides funds for the repair of the R/V Centennial and for purchasing supplies, equipment and fuel for its continued operation.
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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.
Funds are used for an annual gift to a scholarly student in memory of Ellie Dorsey.
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.
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.)
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).
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.
Supports the upkeep of FHL's TEM, SEM and confocal microscopes.
In connection with educational outreach for local (K-12) school partners, this fund supports staff, equipment, supplies and Centennial use.
Provides financial assistance to graduate students at FHL.
Provides support for undergrad students in courses and/or conducting research at FHL.
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.
Supports operating expenses related to the Karel F. Liem Bioimaging Facility at FHL.
Funds used to purchase research equipment, equipment service contracts, and support equipment maintenance.
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.
Supports & maintains marine field equipment, including but not limited to vessel maintenance and replacement.
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.
Supports the extension of faculty appointments to allow additional research time following the four core courses offered during the FHL summer sessions.
Supports the training of people entering the Marine Science Field at FHL.
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.)
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.
Fosters international scholarly exchange between Friday Harbor and Japanese marine labs to enhance collaborative research and participation in courses.
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.
Supports graduate students in their coursework or independent research at Friday Harbor Laboratories.
Brooks And Suzanne
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.
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Supports Friday Harbor Labs students in the Research Apprenticeship Program with tuition, housing, food and travel costs.
Supports the RAP at FHL, at the discretion of the Director.
Supports undergraduate education at FHL.
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Provides support to graduate students at FHL.
FHL Ellis B.
Provides support for graduate students at Friday Harbor Laboratories.
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.
Supports ongoing seagrass conservation studies in aquatic areas by Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
FHL Research Fund:
Helps fund FHL research focused on the sea star wasting disease.
Provides support for undergrad and graduate students at FHL.
Richard R. and Megumi F.
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.
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
Provides financial assistance to graduate students studying or conducting original research in functional morphology at FHL.
Provides funds for operating, maintaining, administering, and otherwise supporting the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at FHL.
Arthur and Helen
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.
Benefits the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at the UW Friday Harbor Labs, in memory of Professor Arthur Whiteley.
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.