A cross-section of successful leaders serve on the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL) Advancement Board (AB). The approximately 40-member Board works with the Director of FHL to promote excellence in marine science education and research by assuring continued support for FHL through prioritization guidance, outreach efforts, and funding campaigns.
Make a Gift to FHL
Thanks to the generosity of many who have experienced first-hand the significance of research and education at FHL, numerous funds and endowments have been established to address areas of promise for FHL’s successful future. Gifts to these funds promote the education and training of new scientists through a very special experience at FHL. Please consider donating to one of them, or perhaps set up a new one. In any case, your contribution will make a difference!
To make a tax-deductible 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 Laboratories
Attention: Rachel Anderson
620 University Road
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
AAS Endowed: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.
AAS Program: Adopt-A-Student Program Fund Supports FHL students with tuition, housing, food and travel costs. Sponsors have the option to meet their “adopted” student.
Discretionary: 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.
Dudley: Patricia L. Dudley Endowment for Friday Harbor Laboratories
Provide 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: 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 the link and indicate Ellis Preserves Fund in the comments section on the succeeding page.)
Fahey/Vance: Janet L. Fahey and Richard R. Vance Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Marine Ecology
Provides financial assistance to graduate students at FHL who perform marine ecological research concerning the San Juan Archipelago and nearby regions of the Pacific Ocean. To support students pursuing research in (i) marine animal reproductive and/or larval ecology, or (ii) any other subject within the general area of marine ecology.
Fodor: Alexander Fodor Graduate Student Endowed Fellowship
Provides financial assistance to graduate students participating in courses and/or conducting research at FHL, preferably whose research is focused on the evolution and development of marine invertebrates.
Illg Lecture: 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.
Illg Support: Illg Student Support Fund
Supports graduatestudents participating in FHL Invertebrate Zoology or related courses at FHL. The fund may also support post-baccalaureate students applying to graduate schools.
Lambert: Charles Lambert Memorial Endowment
Provides assistance to graduate students for research and/or coursework at FHL that includes cell or developmental invertebrate biology, general zoology or ecology of marine invertebrates, and/or any aspect of ascidian biology.
Macfarlane Endow: Macfarlane Art Studio Endowment
Provides support for the maintenance and enhancement of the physical structure, furnishings and equipment for the Macfarlane Art Studio at the Whiteley Center at FHL.
McEdward: 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: 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.
MLE: Marine Life Endowment
Provides support for the fundamental courses in organismal & broader comparative marine biology: Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Algae/Botany, Comparative Invertebrate Embryology and Marine Fish Biology taught at FHL.
MLE Bridge: 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.
MLE Faculty: Marine Life Endowed 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.
Morse Institute: Edward Sylvester Morse Institute
Fosters international scholarly exchange between Friday Harbor and Japanese marine labs to enhance collaborative research and participation in courses.
Roe: 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.
Strathmann: 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: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.
Whiteley Fellow: 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.