Friday Harbor Laboratories

last modified April 29, 2016


Summer 2016 (Courses, Internships and Workshops)

Applications are still being accepted for Summer 2016.

The review of applications will begin FEBRUARY 1, 2016

*Students are encouraged to apply for courses as early as possible. Applications will be accepted past February 1st if space is still available. For information, please contact Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator:


Note: UW students with dorm contracts in Seattle may cancel their application and dorm assignment at no charge within one week of confirming their attendance at Friday Harbor Labs. Cancel your housing with UW Housing and Food Services via your Application and Assignment Home Page, and forward your enrolment confirmation to Please include your name and student number in the email.

Student Quotes

  • "My experience in FHL was one of the best in my academic background….The course filled out all my expectation about the application of marine conservation sciences in the real world. Also as an Hispanic student I could share my academic and professional experience in Latin America with my classmates and professors."
  • "FHL has an incredible task to educate future marine biologists with a holistic point of view about sciences and that is the reason why I do believe the support for this cause has to continue."
  • "Part of my integral formation as Marine Biologist and Ecologist is due to the course I attended in FHL. It was not only an academic experience but a cultural one. The opportunity to attend one of the courses you offered there was a great experience for an international student."
  • "It got me interested in all sorts of things starting with studies of development of marine invertebrates, and continuing with the nervous system! It exposed me to great joy of exploring the world around us! It changed my life forever! I was able to find great jobs! And, because of FHL I am planning on going to Masters School in marine related science!"


June 13 - July 15, 2016
Students arrive Sunday, June 12 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 15 after lunch.



July 18 - August 19, 2016
Students arrive Sunday, July 17 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, August 19 after lunch.



BLINKS - NSF - BEACON Internship Program: Providing paid research experiences for undergrads, post-bacs or grad students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Application deadline: March 1, 2016
June 13 - August 6


Scientific Diving Course
August 15 - 27 (2 weeks), applications due April 15*
Students arrive Sunday, Aug. 14 after 3:00 p.m.
Students depart Saturday, Aug. 27 after lunch (served 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.)


Application deadline: April 1, 2016
August 21 - September 4, 2016


• Each 5-week course in Summer A term and Summer B term will be 9 credits.

• Summer classes are held Monday-Saturday: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm, plus Saturday mornings 8 am-noon, except during the final week of the term when the final Friday is a half-day and there is no Saturday meeting.

• Courses may be taken sequentially, i.e., one in each summer session, but not concurrently.

• 400-level courses are undergraduate-level, 500-level courses are graduate-level. Most summer courses are intended primarily for graduate students, with the exception of two or three undergraduate-level summer courses. Undergraduate-level courses in Summer 2016 are "Marine Invertebrate Zoology", "Marine Botany" and "Ecology & Conservation of Marine Birds & Mammals."

• 400-level courses are considered appropriate for either upper-level undergraduates or graduate students and credits may, in some cases, be applied toward a graduate degree; students should confer with their advisor.

• Well-qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a graduate-level course with the consent of the FHL Director and the faculty teaching the course.

• Credits for FHL coursework will be earned through the University of Washington, but applicants to FHL courses do not need to be matriculated at University of Washington. Students from all over the world come to study and conduct research at Friday Harbor Labs!

• Registration Procedures: Students must apply and be accepted by Friday Harbor Labs before they can register for FHL courses. Accepted students will be assisted by FHL staff to be registered through University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education (UWPCE). Students, including UW students, may not register themselves for FHL summer courses without assistance from FHL staff.

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2016 SumA-1

Marine Invertebrate Zoology

(FHL 432, 9 undergraduate-level credits)

Photo: Mikhail Matz

Summer Term A: June 13 - July 15, 2016 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Students arrive Sunday, June 12 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 15 after lunch.

Dr. Megan Schwartz
University of Washington, Tacoma
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kevin Kocot
The University of Alabama
Department of Biological Sciences

This course takes advantage of the rich marine biota of the Friday Harbor region to teach the principles of animal organization and biodiversity. It emphasizes comparative study of form and function, and of complexity and diversity in phylogenetic and environmental contexts. It focuses on the study of living animals in the laboratory and field in the diverse marine habitats surrounding San Juan Island.

Photo by Julia Sigwart: Moon Snail

The course reviews the diversity of animal life in an evolutionary and ecological context, focusing on the comparative study of form, function and life history. We will review all animal phyla, and also explore diversity within phyla based on available exemplars.

Biodiversity is one of the most topical subjects in biology, partly because of its accelerating erosion as a result of increasing human pressures and global change. Having a working knowledge of the diversity of life is fundamental to the study of any subject in biology. FHL is arguably the best location in the US for such a course, given the wealth of local diversity and accumulated knowledge of the local fauna built over a century of investigations.

Applications are welcome from advanced undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates and graduate students. Prior coursework in invertebrate biology or animal diversity will be useful; if in doubt, please contact one of the instructors.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. No textbook is required for this course.

Scholarship Opportunity: The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Division of Invertebrate Zoology is accepting applications for the Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship for the 2016 Summer Field Station Season. This scholarship, in memory of Libbie H. Hyman, one of America's foremost invertebrate zoologists, provides assistance to students to take courses OR to carry on research on INVERTEBRATES at a marine, freshwater, or terrestrial field station. The amount of the 2016 award is anticipated to be $1500 - $3500.
Eligibility: The Hyman Scholarship is intended to help support a first meaningful field station experience for a first or second year graduate student or an advanced undergraduate. Visit for application forms and instructions. Completed applications must be submitted by February 8, 2016. Notification of awards will be made by March 14, 2016.

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2016 SumA-2

Photo: Michelangelo von Dassow

Comparative Invertebrate Embryology

(FHL 536 A, 9 credits)

Summer Term A: June 13 - July 15, 2016 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Students arrive Sunday, June 12 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 15 after lunch.

Dr. Sally Leys
University of Alberta

Dr. Michelangelo von Dassow
Duke Marine Lab

Comparative Invertebrate Embryology will use hands-on lab experience to introduce students to the great diversity of developmental modes and processes found among marine invertebrates. The course will bridge cell and molecular approaches with ecological and evolutionary approaches to provide an integrated view of animal development. The course is intended to serve both biologists who wish to understand diversity in modes of development for ecological and evolutionary studies, and cell and developmental biologists who wish to broaden their knowledge of embryos beyond the standard model systems.

Photo: Michelangelo von Dassow

This course provides extensive laboratory experience with fertilization, embryonic and larval development, and metamorphosis of diverse animals. Phyla represented usually include the Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Mollusca, Annelida, Brachiopoda, Phoronida, Bryozoa, Echinodermata, Chordata, Chaetognatha, and Arthropoda.

In addition to the basics of invertebrate reproduction and development, lectures will also include analysis of morphogenetic processes, evolutionary changes in development, and functional consequences of different modes of development.

Lab time will be devoted to obtaining, observing and documenting stages of embryogenesis. Lecture and lab practice will also introduce various techniques, which may include time-lapse microscopy, confocal microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, or biomechanical methods, depending on student interests. Field collecting trips to diverse habitats will acquaint students with the environments in which reproduction and development occur and diverse sources of embryos.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. No textbook is required for this course.


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2016 SumA-3

Marine Botany: Diversity and Ecology

(FHL 446, 9 credits)

Summer Term A: June 13 - July 15, 2016 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Students arrive Sunday, June 12 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 15 after lunch.
Using a stadia rod in the intertidal.

Dr. Thomas Mumford
Marine Agronomics, LLC
Olympia, WA

Dr. Jeffery Hughey
Hartnell College
Division of Math, Science and Engineering

With nearly 625 species of marine macroalgae (i.e., seaweeds) reported for the region, the San Juan Islands provide one of the most species-rich seaweed assemblages in the world. This charismatic megaflora has played host to generations of phycologists for over 100 years and is the type locality for over 20 species, making it an ideal place to elucidate the principles, methods, and applications of marine macroalgal biodiversity studies. Furthermore, considering the range of human impacts on natural ecosystems and current trends in biodiversity decline from increases in sea surface temperature, ocean acidification or biological invasions, to name but a few, an understanding of the diversity, distribution and ecological role of habitat-structuring marine floras is essential.

The theme of the 2016 summer course is “uniting classical phycological principles and methods with modern phylogenetics and genomics”, with a focus on the macroalgae of marine benthic environments in the Salish Sea. Students will learn traditional and contemporary molecular methods for the identification, classification, and analysis of marine benthic algae (seaweeds), the theories underlying the methods, and the application of biodiversity information in benthic ecology. They will gain practical experience in such tools as: specimen collection, identification, preservation, and the creation of databases. Students will investigate macroalgal morphology, life histories, reproduction, and the role of macroalgae in the nearshore ecosystem, including primary production and food web interactions, biogenic habitats, and plant-animal interactions such as herbivory. This knowledge will be tested with molecular techniques, including phylogenetics (DNA isolation, PCR amplification, phylogenetic analysis) and genomics (organellar assembly, annotation, submission to GenBank). The course will demonstrate how to use modern tools to address questions raised through morphological and ecological observations. Field and lab work will be extensive, as the diverse and species-rich aquatic habitats on and around San Juan Island provide ideal sites for the examination of macroalgal diversity.

We will emphasize the use of the above combined approaches to answer phycological questions. The students will perform group projects using morphological, ecological and molecular data to assess the diversity of algal populations, and interpret that diversity in its ecological context. For the class project, students will examine the ecological, evolutionary, and genomic diversity of the red algal genus Mastocarpus in the Salish Sea.

At the end of the course, students will be able to perform standard techniques and use modern tools to identify and classify algae, and to critically assess the value of these tools in studies of algal biodiversity and marine benthic ecosystems. Students, through the production of outreach products, will also learn how to effectively communicate to the public about the significance of marine algae to conservation, sustainability or other relevant societal issues. Students will partner with or present to such on-going efforts as the Friday Harbor Labs Science Outreach Program, Marine Resource Committees, The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound, and Friends of the San Juans.

This is a course appropriate for marine biologists, botanists, geneticists, and oceanographers with interests in marine biodiversity, conservation biology, and coastal ecology with an emphasis on using genetic data to support taxonomic and ecological studies, and to promote conservation.

Graduate student members of the Phycological Society of America are eligible to apply for the Hannah T. Croasdale Fellowship, which offers fellowships of up to $1,500 to help defray costs associated with participating in this course. Interested students should also inquire with graduate student organizations and departments at their home institution, which often have awards to help defray costs of participating in field biology courses. Because this course also involves specimen-based research, you may qualify for research awards. Please contact the course instructors to learn more about how the course learning objectives might align with your research goals.

For Marine Botany we do not require a formal text, however we recommend this book as a mid level text covering most of the subjects presented in the course: Lee, R. E. 2008. Phycology. 4th Ed. Cambridge University Press. x + 547 pp (About $75 new on Amazon in paperback, $95 from publisher, $60 Kindle edition and rents for $33 from Amazon. (Make sure to get the 4th edition - it’s substantially different/updated from the 3rd edition.) Copies will be available in the FHL library.

Students will need boots, warm clothing, and good rain gear for intertidal field trips, as well as camping gear for a field trip to the outer coast. Detailed instructions will be provided.

We plan to take a 4-day trip to the exposed coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, so all US students will need a passport or Enhanced Driver's License, and foreign students may need a visa:

Enrollment limited to 15 students.


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2016 SumA-4

Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change in the Sea

(FHL 568 A, 9 credits)
NOTE: Student transcripts from University of Washington will list "FHL 568: Advanced Topics in Ecology and Biomechanics"

Summer Term A: June 13 - July 15, 2016 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Students arrive Sunday, June 12 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 15 after lunch.

Dr. John Wares
University of Georgia

Dr. Morgan Kelly
Louisiana State University

Photo: Morgan Kelly

The extent to which evolutionary change might rescue sensitive populations and species from climate change is one of the most pressing questions in modern biology. Research in this area has adopted a stunning array of technological tools, but also rests on a centuries-old theoretical and experimental foundation. Focusing on marine invertebrates, the goal for this course will be to introduce students to the fundamental evolutionary and population genetic theory needed to understand evolutionary responses to climate change, and also to give students hands-on experience with the technologies, as well as field, laboratory and data analysis techniques used in this body of research.

Lectures will be initially incorporated to provide a solid baseline for understanding the primary components of evolutionary responses to environmental change and the role of climate as a primary forcing mechanism on natural populations. With time, the course will transition primarily to discussion, experimental design and data analysis to give students the greatest potential for applying this understanding to their own projects.

Students will participate in a series of research experiences designed to give participants hands-on experiences with the tools and techniques used to study evolutionary responses to climate change, making extensive use of both field sites and laboratory facilities available at FHL.

Credit: IPCC 2014

Through these experiences, students will gain familiarity with environmental niche modeling, measurement of fitness and physiological tolerance in populations of live animals (i.e. distinguishing acclimation from adaptation), measuring allele frequencies along environmental gradients, and analysis of Next-Generation sequence data.

The goal of the class is to immerse students in ideas, methods, and technology to explore the interface of rapid climate change and evolutionary dynamics, and to help set new researchers down this path.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. No textbook is required for this course.


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2016 SumB-1

Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds and Mammals

(FHL 492, 9 credits)

Photo: Phil Green

Session B: July 18 - August 19, 2016 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 17 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 19 after lunch.

W. Breck Tyler
Institute of Marine Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz
Long Marine Laboratory

Dr. Eric M. Anderson
Ecological Restoration Program
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Eric_Anderson at

Photo: Phil Green

This intensive, field-based course offers motivated students the opportunity to learn first-hand about the marine birds and mammals of the Salish Sea. Perched at the edge of the San Juan Channel, the Friday Harbor Labs are a great place to learn about these iconic animals and the conservation problems they face, as well as to develop the research skills needed to study them. We welcome applications from undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, and graduate students.

This course emphasizes hands-on learning and makes full use of the Labs’ research boats and facilities. During the first half of the course, lectures, field trips, and lab demonstrations familiarize students with the local fauna, their habitats, and relevant research techniques. Specifically, you will learn: 1) the systematics, morphology, physiology, and ecology of local species; 2) field identification and research techniques for studies of populations, behavior, diet, energetics, and other topics; 3) relationship of tides and other environmental variables to animal distribution and abundance; and 4) the status and conservation of local species.

Recent studies have shown that populations of many marine birds and mammals are declining in the Salish Sea. Therefore, during the latter part of the course, participants conduct independent research on the ecology of local species and communities. Projects may cover a variety of topics and are designed to gather data pertinent to pressing conservation problems. Working in small teams, you will design the project, collect and analyze field data, and then present your results and discuss your findings in a scientific-format paper and presentation.  Examples of recent projects include: effects of tidal currents on Harbor Seal haul out patterns; effects of boat disturbance on marine bird behavior; prey availability and selection of Black Oystercatchers; inter-annual variation in abundance and distribution of auklets, seals, and porpoises; and feeding behavior of Great Blue Herons. Student projects are added to a growing database for the San Juan Island region now being developed by FHL courses and researchers. Your data will help us monitor the status of local species and contribute to future conservation actions.

Enrollment limited to 20. No textbook is required for this course.

For more information, contact Breck Tyler: ospr at


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2016 SumB-2

Larval Biology

(FHL 536 B, 9 credits)

Note: Student transcripts from University of Washington will list "FHL 536: Comparative Invertebrate Embryology"

Session B: July 18 - August 19, 2016 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 17 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 19 after lunch.

Photos: Richard Emlet

Richard Emlet
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Danny Grünbaum
Department of Oceanography
University of Washington

The emphasis of this course will be on functional requirements and constraints for embryos, larvae, and juveniles of marine animals. Topics include parental investment per ovum, fertilization, parental protection and retention of embryos, extraembryonic nutrition, larval feeding and swimming, functional morphology of embryos and larvae, dispersal, settling, mortality, recruitment, effects of larval nutrition on performance of juveniles, juvenile ecology, and evolutionary transitions between modes of development.

R. Emlet brings special expertise with functional and evolutionary morphology of larvae, evolutionary transitions between modes of development, and performance measurements of newly metamorphosed juveniles. D. Grünbaum brings special expertise with the effects of biomechanics, currents, turbulence, and the behavior of larvae on larval distributions.

A course plan will include two short research projects by groups of 2 or more students (voluntary associations) with a short written paper from each project which instructors’ review for return of a revised copy. Students have the option of continuing their first project. A stimulus and guide to the students is a list of new questions and approaches to answering them (from the instructors) that indicates original research that might be feasible within the constraints of time, environments, biota, and available equipment. Students commonly modify these suggested projects and sometimes suggest a completely different project that is interesting, feasible, and within the course topics. The objective is development of questions and skills, not publication, but projects in this course have led to numerous published papers and several dissertations in the past.

One or two lectures each day and discussion of a published research paper each week provide background on this field of research. The course also includes demonstration of methods to the whole class, especially in the first week, and mathematical modeling exercises closely tied to laboratory work and lectures.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No textbook is required for this course.


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2016 SumB-3

Fish Functional Morphology

(FHL 528, 9 credits)
Note: Student transcripts from University of Washington will list "FHL 528: Special Topics in Advanced Fish Biology"

Session B: July 18 - August 19, 2016 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 17 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 19 after lunch.

Dr. Adam Summmers
University of Washington
Friday Harbor Laboratories

Dr. Alice Gibb
Northern Arizona University
Department of Biology

The course will use the diverse marine fish community of the San Juan Islands as a tool to explore the relationship between functional morphology and ecology. Students in the course will learn: 1) the evolutionary history and relationships of the major radiations of bony and cartilaginous fishes; 2) basic ecological principles as they relate to fish biology; 3) tools and techniques for collecting fishes; 4) basic morphology of cartilaginous and bony fishes; 5) tools and techniques of functional morphology.

For the first several weeks of the course there will be daily lectures and field trips to familiarize students with the basic tools and animals that they will need for the latter portion of the course. For the second half of the course students will pursue an independent research project. A variety of projects will be suggested but it is also possible to come up with a completely original project based on personal interest. In the past, projects have covered a wide range of topics including ecology, eco-morphology, comparative physiology, comparative morphology and functional morphology. The course will culminate in an oral and written presentation of the results of the research project. This course has historically enjoyed a strong place in the training of functional morphological researchers and the learning goals reflect this.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. No textbook is required for this course.


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Photo: J. Sisneros

2016 SumB-4

Marine Biodiversity Methods

(FHL 568 B, 9 credits)
Note: Student transcripts from University of Washington will list "FHL 568: Special Topics in Advanced Ecology and Biomechanics"

Session B: July 18 - August 19, 2016 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 17 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 19 after lunch.

Photo: Robin Elahi

Dr. Gustav Paulay
University of Florida
Florida Museum of Natural History

Dr. James O'Donnell
University Washington
School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

This course will cover methods for documenting species-level diversity of non-microbe taxa in marine systems, and applications in ecology, evolution, resource management, etc. Typical marine ecosystems hold thousands of multicellular species, and our knowledge of much of this diversity is poor. However, new morphological, imaging, molecular, and computational tools, together with online resources, make research on biodiversity increasingly tractable. The objective of this course is to introduce a suite of methods and resources for working with marine biodiversity at both specimen and community levels.

At the specimen level, we will cover efficient and rapid approaches for species delineation, characterization, and identification. Students will learn how to sample diversity broadly and rapidly, how to recognize, sort, and document taxa at the species level using morphology, and how to test species limits with integrated morphological-molecular methods. They will use varied biodiversity resources and interact with specialist taxonomists to improve the identification of species in a taxon of their choice. Through group and individual projects we will document all available species in selected taxa morphologically and genetically, building a “biocode” – genetic library – for the FHL biota.

At the community level, we will focus on determining diversity and species composition in bulk samples, such as plankton, infauna/meiofauna, and gut contents through metabarcoding. DNA will be extracted from environmental samples, amplified for a DNA barcoding marker, and products sequenced in parallel on an Illumina sequencing platform. Students will become comfortable with the core computational skills necessary to process large genetic datasets generated via massively parallel sequencing, including basic ecological analyses in R. Along with generating and analyzing their own metabarcoding sequence data, students will compare their data to that of ongoing Puget Sound-wide metabarcoding studies.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. No textbook is required for this course.


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Scientific Diving

August 15-27, 2016
Non-credit workshop

Applications for the Scientific Diving class are now being accepted.


Students should arrive on Sunday, August 14th after 3pm. Class will begin Monday morning, August 15th, at 8:30am. Students depart in the afternoon on Saturday, August 27rd.

Pema Kitaeff and Will Love

• This non-credit two-week course begins with a standard check-out dive and includes all the components required to achieve current scientific diving status with AAUS (the American Academy of Underwater Scientists, see for more information) and the University of Washington.

• The two-week intensive course will include First Aid/CPR and Oxygen for SCUBA emergencies certifications, a full SCUBA rescue course, and an Enriched Air Nitrox certification. Other topics that will be covered in either lecture, lab, or class-discussion format are local subtidal animal and algae identification, SCUBA accident management, small-boat handling, and commonly-used methods for gathering biological data underwater.

• Applications are welcome from undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates and graduate students from UW or other institutions. Qualified applications who are not enrolled students may also apply.

• Prior marine science experience is recommended but not required. Applicants must be able to show a logbook with a minimum of 20 dives. Students will be required to pass a UW-reviewed physical exam and to have their own SCUBA gear that meets University of Washington safety standards.

• Scientific Diving course students may not enroll concurrently in Summer Session B courses at Friday Harbor Labs as the dates overlap with the Scientific Diving course.

• Enrollment limited to 12 students.


Application deadline: APRIL 15
To apply, students must:

  1. • Read carefully through the information about the Scientific Diving Course before completing the application;
  2. • Complete the general Friday Harbor Labs' on-line application form;
  3. • Download and complete the Scientific Diving Application Addendum and submit via email to the UW Dive Safety Office, , as a PDF file.

• For additional information about the Scientific Diving course, please contact Pema Kitaeff


Total Diving Course Cost: $2800

Total cost includes room & board: housing provided in FHL dorms, 20 meals per week provided in the FHL Dining Hall

$500 deposit deadline: JUNE 20 (deposit is non-refundable)
Diving students may choose to pay either just the deposit or the full amount on June 20; if paying a deposit only, the balance will be due on Aug. 15, the first day of the diving course.

Payment may be made in one of two ways:

1) Mail a check made payable to University of Washington to:

University of Washington
Friday Harbor Laboratories
620 University Rd.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Attn: Stacy Markman


2) Call Stacy Markman to pay over the phone with a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card: 206-616-0753 (Mon-Thur 8:00-4:00)



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Summer 2016 Workshop on the Dynamic Brain


Co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Program at the University of Washington and directed by Drs. Christof Koch and Adrienne Fairhall.

August 21 - September 4, 2016
Application deadline: April 1

This workshop is being held on the FHL campus but current information and the application process is being managed through this website:

Questions? Please contact: dynamicbrain at


Independent Study for UW Graduate Students

During all quarters, graduate students may register for research with the consent of their faculty advisors.

600 Independent Study or Research
700 Master's Thesis
800 Doctoral Dissertation