Friday Harbor Laboratories

Researcher Application Form

Every individual (from high school student to retired professor) wishing to participate in research at FHL must submit her/his own application, with ALL fields answered (entering a "no" or "n/a" where applicable) ***INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.***

In addition to submitting this form, e-mail the following documents as attachments (pdf or doc) to Program Coordinator Bernadette Holthuis:

1. Your 2-5 page CV (with the file name "LastnameFirstnameCV" e.g. "DarwinCharlesCV.doc")

2. A list of publications & grants related to your work at FHL (with the file name "LastnameFirstnamePubs" e.g. "HaeckelErnstPubs.pdf"). This list may be a part of your CV, in which case you don't need to send a separate "Pubs" document. The list should include:

    a) published or in-press studies of the last few years from your laboratory that are related to the research you intend to pursue at FHL,

    indicating which of these were directly or indirectly supported by earlier visits to FHL.

    b) any grants or other funding that have supported your recent research at FHL or will support your proposed research at FHL.

What quarter are you applying for?
Academic title:
Highest degree:
Year degree awarded:
Degree earned at:

Institutional Mailing Address

Street & Number
Street Address 2
Office phone
Cell phone
E-mail address

Home Mailing Address

Street Address
Zip / Postal code
Home phone (optional)


Options for housing assignments: for professionals, we have apartments, cottages, duplexes, and a mobile home; for graduate students, grad dorm rooms (all single occupancy), standard dorm rooms (double or single), or huts (double or single); for undergraduates, standard dorm rooms or huts. If you plan to live off campus, please let us know (those who bring pets must live off campus or board their pets at a local kennel). Note that residents of standard dorms and huts are required to subscribe to full meal plans in the Dining Hall.
Requested housing space. **If you plan to share housing with other research applicants, please note all of their names here, after your housing request.
Arrival date - please enter a date in the format shown to the right even if it is only an estimate. (mm/dd/yyyy)
Departure date - please enter a date in the format shown to the right even if it is only an estimate. (mm/dd/yyyy)
Name of accompanying partner/companion (your answer helps us sort mail and answer phones).
Names and ages of accompanying children.
Please indicate the number of bed kits you and accompanying family members will need. In this count, do NOT include kits for other researchers you plan to stay with, as they will request bed kits in their own applications. While blankets and pillows are provided for free, you will be charged at a weekly rate for each kit--comprised of a set of sheets for one bed and a towel. To avoid those charges, you may select "0" bed kits here and bring your own sheets and towels.

Research Assistant(s)

If you expect to bring a research assistant(s), please list name(s) and have each RA submit this same application in full for him/herself. Please indicate if you will pay for the RA's expenses for housing, lab space, meals, stockroom charges, or copies.
If you are applying for space as a Graduate Student or Research Assistant, who is your major advisor or supervisor?

Payment information

Your payment method
UW Budget #, if any  

Research Requirements

Please specifically indicate your needs for each of the following:
Animal or plant specimens you'll want to collect at FHL. Please indicate names, numbers and amounts required.
Do you plan to bring in any species which are not native to the San Juan Islands?
Please indicate names and numbers of any non-native organisms you plan to bring in. The Washington State Department of Fisheries and the WA Department of Wildlife require permits for importation of marine organisms into Washington and may refuse permission or require strict quarantine. Advanced notice of plans for imports is necessary.
Kind of laboratory space? Do you require indoor or outdoor aquaria? Please list here the names of any other research applicants with whom you plan to share a lab space.
Special equipment you do not expect to provide.
Unusual amounts and/or kinds of laboratory glassware or chemicals.
Do you plan to use the scanning or transmission electron microscope?
Do you plan to use radioisotopes in connection with your proposed work?
Anyone intending to SCUBA dive at FHL must obtain permission from the Dive Safety Officer, Pema Kitaeff, at least 6 weeks prior to planned dives either to obtain permission via reciprocity or to begin the scientific certification process. All diving under UW auspices is conducted according to AAUS scientific diving standards (there is no recreational diving on the premises). Refer to Boating & Diving at FHL and the University of Washington Diving Safety Program for more information.
Do you plan to use SCUBA in connection with your proposed research?   
Do you plan to use FHL boats in connection with your proposed research?   
Researchers intending to work with fishes or other vertebrates are required to submit a project proposal to the Office of Animal Welfare of the University of Washington. Please submit your application to the UW ACC directly, with e-mail copy to Pema Kitaeff at the time of your application.
Do you plan to use vertebrates in connection with your proposed research?   


Please describe (in fewer than 250 words) your research interests and outline your plans for work to be carried out at the Friday Harbor Laboratories. In particular, it is helpful to know your short and long term objectives.
Please provide a very short description (in fewer than 100 CHARACTERS, including spaces) of your research interests for publication on the FHL web site and FHL Bulletin. Example: "Investigations of nitric oxide signaling pathways in deuterostomes."
If you are applying for Research Facilities at Friday Harbor Laboratories for the months of June and July, please answer the following questions (otherwise, simply write "n/a"). In recent years we have received more applications then can be accomodated during these months. The answers to these questions (1,a,b,c) will assist us in prioritizing requests.
1. Is it possible for you to visit Friday Harbor Laboratories some time other than the months of June and July? If not, please elaborate on the reasons below (or add your own reason).
a. Due to the species involved, the research I would like to conduct can only be done at FHL in June/July, because...
b. Due to the species involved, the research I would like to conduct can only be done at FHL, and June/July is the only time I can be in Friday Harbor because...
c. I would like to conduct my research at FHL because... (fill in your reason below) and I can only arrange my schedule for June/July because...
If you have a personal webpage, please indicate the URL:
By submitting this form, I certify that the above information is complete and accurate. I acknowledge that failure to disclose complete and accurate information may result in denial of admission or dismissal from the University. I acknowledge that physical injury and death are risks inherent in the use of these facilities, and I assume all associated risks and I agree not to claim against the University for those risks. I agree to hold the University of Washington harmless from any and all injuries, damages and liabilities that may occur in the course of my visit, except for negligent acts or omissions of the University or its employees, students or agents acting in the scope of their duties.

By submitting this form, I agree to follow all Environmental Health and Safety rules at the University of Washington, explained in detail on the Laboratory Safety Checklist. These rules include regulations for Chemical Management, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). I verify that I will follow all regulations on the Laboratory Safety Checklist while at FHL.

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity in education regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.