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Undergraduate Research Program

Mary Gates Research Scholarship

Mary Gates Research Scholarships are one of the best sources of undergraduate research funding available on campus. Approximately 160 Mary Gates Research Scholarships are awarded to UW undergraduates annually. The scholarship provides $5000 disbursed in two installments of $2500 over two quarters.

The Mary Gates Research Scholarship is not directly administered by the Undergraduate Research Program, but we work very closely with our partners at the Mary Gates Endowment for Students to advertise and answer basic questions about the scholarship. You can contact the Mary Gates Endowment for Students directly at mgates@uw.edu.

Key information about the Mary Gates Research Scholarship:

  • Open to students doing research in ANY academic field
  • Open to students at all UW campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell)
  • Open to U.S. citizens, international, and undocumented students
  • Applications are accepted twice per year – once in Autumn Quarter and once in Winter Quarter

For more detailed eligibility and application information, visit the official Mary Gates Research Scholarship page.