Category Archives: Funding

Amazon Catalyst Program

The Amazon Catalyst program was formed as a collaboration between Amazon and UW CoMotion to help fund big ideas. The program is open to current UW students, faculty, and staff across all three UW campuses and all disciplines. Winners receive mentorship, community, and funding from anywhere between $10,000 to $100,000. Applications for spring quarter will be accepted through June 9, 2017. More information about Amazon Catalyst can be found here.

CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars

The CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program provides opportunities for selected students to gain full-time experience developing ideas by spending the summer working as an intern with faculty-led initiatives. Innovation Scholars will contribute to the work of emerging companies and licensing opportunities, extending their learning from the classroom into the realm of innovation and entrepreneurship. Interns may work on further development or testing of core concepts or engage in the development of other aspects of the projects such as data analysis, marketing, customer surveys, etc. Each position has unique prerequisites and eligibility requirements, and applicants must indicate which position(s) interest them. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

I-Corps Site Grants

The I-Corps Site program recruits exploratory business ventures started by faculty, staff, students and alumni, providing teams the infrastructure needed to accelerate business exploration and creation. Each I-Corps grant will provide $2,500 to eligible teams as they gain first-hand feedback from potential customers and clients. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2017. More information about the grant can be found here.

Prototype Funding, Health and Environmental Innovation Challenges

Prototype funding is available to students who plan to enter the Health Innovation Challenge or the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. Prototype funding can spur development and help convey your idea to a broader audience. Funding is available to help purchase materials, rent equipment, or hire short-term workers with skills beyond the team’s capacity. Awards typically range from $500 – $3,000 per team.

Application Deadlines:
Health Innovation Challenge: Monday, December 12, 5 pm
Questions? Email Terri Butler tlbutler@uw.edu

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation ChallengeMonday, December 19, 5 pm
Questions? Email Lauren Brohawn brohal@uw.edu

Institute for Broadening Participation Scholarships

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) seeks to increase diversity in the STEM workforce by providing resources to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers. The IBP maintains a list of scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students on the Pathways to Science database. Interested students can also sign up for notifications about IBP programs and opportunities.

UW Library Research Award for Undergrads! Deadline: May 16th

Attention undergraduates.  Submit your work for a chance to win $1,000!

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

  • What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects, including posters, that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.
  • Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.
  • Students from all majors are eligible.

The UW Libraries is sponsoring its 13th annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates.  Any project (paper, poster, etc.) is eligible to win.  Just submit a finished project, with a brief essay describing how you used library resources and a faculty letter of support. Last year we awarded nine $1,000 grand prizes and four $250 honorable mention prizes.

The submission deadline is Monday, May 16, by 5 PM.

Information, including submission criteria and guidelines, is at http://www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward .

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)

“If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the places where they live.”
– Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

You read about environmental health problems every day:  diseases spread through unsafe drinking water, cancer-causing toxins, poor air quality leading to respiratory disease, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks.  Have you ever thought about being part of the solution to these problems?  In environmental health science, you can, by studying the link between the environment and human health.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the largest research agencies dedicated to improving human health, has a funded opportunity for underrepresented students at UW to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health. This new program, Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented UW students.

Underrepresented students are those who come from a low income household, are first generation college students, or are a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander).

SURE-EH provides a meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. Work alongside faculty as a paid student researcher for up to 2 years, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

Read about the research that current SURE-EH are conducting here: http://deohs.washington.edu/current-sure-eh-trainees

SURE-EH will provide academic opportunities to complement the research experience, including course recommendations, seminars, workshops, and research symposia. These educational opportunities will enhance your breadth and depth of the SURE-EH’s environmental health science training, and help you become a leader in the field of environmental health sciences.

The application (including instructions and eligibility information) is online here (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tsterry/301204).

Questions? Please contact: Trina Sterry, sure@uw.edu, 206-543-4207

Apply for the Husky Seed Fund: Deadline April 11th!

Apply now for the Husky Seed Fund!
Pair your ideas with funds to shape the Husky Experience!

The brand-new Husky Seed Fund, created by students for students, is accepting proposals for innovative projects that will enhance the student experience for all. Your idea could become reality with a seed funding award of up to $5000, with average awards in the $1,000 to $3,000 range. Projects will be awarded seed funding this academic year and must be completed by May 12, 2017. Now is your chance to develop leadership and team building while creating something truly unique for your fellow Huskies!

 Winning projects will be: Inclusive, Impactful and Practical.  What change would YOU like to see at the UW?  What could YOU do with some seed funding to make it happen?  See application (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/seedfund/297310) for more details.

 Who, How & When – Application details

  • Dream up your project and submit an initial application by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016.
  • All UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the Seattle campus are eligible to apply.
  • Projects can be submitted by individuals or teams based on the project scope.
  • The Husky Seed Fund is a pilot program starting at the Seattle campus and was developed by the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC), a group sponsored by the UW Provost’s Office. HESAC will select semi-finalists and awardees.
  • Projects will be awarded seed funding this academic year and must be completed by Friday, May 12, 2017.
  • Semi-finalists will be contacted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 and invited to submit additional information and interview with HESAC members in consideration of an award.
  • Note: This is not a scholarship.  Funding goes to bringing your project idea to life.

 Apply here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/seedfund/297310

Deadline: 5pm, Monday, April 11, 2016

 Questions? Contact HESAC members at seedfund@uw.edu

More information is at (https://www.facebook.com/huskyseedfund/)

 

Husky Seed Fund

Summer 2016 UNLV REU in Mechanisms of Evolution – Apps due March 4th

The UNLV REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution is accepting applications for summer 2016.

Undergraduate projects funded by the REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution focus on biological processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, non-random mating and natural selection that drive heritable change. The inspiration for this proposal is the celebrated essay, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution by Theodosius Dobzansky.

Research projects are available in the following disciplines: bioinformatics, field ecology, systematics, molecular biology and physiology

Stipend: $5,250
Travel award and double occupancy housing is provided

Application deadline: Friday March 4, 2016

Students from underrepresented groups and from academic institutions with limited research opportunities, including two-year colleges, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program for STEM students at UW – App. due April 15th

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is now open for application and closes on April 15, 2016.

SURP is a summer quarter undergraduate research opportunity for STEM undergraduates at the University of Washington. The SURP awards are $5,000 for a full time summer intern (40 hours a week) and $2,500 for a part-time summer intern (20 hours a week). The program dates are from June 20 – August 19.

These awards are made possible through UW faculty/scientists and Space Grant collaborations.

Activate the following URL to view eligibility criteria, details and application process: http://www.waspacegrant.org/for_students/student_internships/wsgc_internships/SURP_for_students.html