UW Research

Funding Opportunities

External Awards

Internal Awards

  • Bridge Funding
    The Provost’s Office provides bridge funding to support faculty to span the gap in critical research programs.
  • Institute of Translational Health Sciences Pilot Funding
    Funding for pilot and collaborative translational and clinical research.
  • Life Sciences Discovery Fund
    The Life Sciences Discovery Fund supports innovative research and development in Washington state to promote life sciences competitiveness, enhance economic vitality, and improve health and health care.
  • Limited Submissions
    Grants, awards and fellowships that limit the number of applications from the UW.
  • Office of Global Affairs
    The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) is managed by the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) and seeks to seed initiatives and programs that develop cross-college and cross-continent collaborations that enhance the University of Washington’s global reach.
  • Royalty Research Fund
    Supports UW faculty seeking to establish new research programs.
  • University of Washington Transitional Support Program (TSP)
    The TSP is available for outstanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty, regardless of gender, who are in the midst of major life transitions, such as: the birth or adoption of a child, personal medical needs (beyond the three months of sick leave), family illness, or elder care.

Internal Resources for External Funding

Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

  • Amazon Catalyst
    Amazon and the University of Washington have launched an initiative to provide funding and mentorship for bold, globally impactful, disruptive projects proposed by the members of the university community.

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