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Accelerating Innovation

Our goal is the advancement of the most innovative academic research in Washington state, with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies.

Washington Research Foundation gives through the following programs:

  • Student programs: WRF provides fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Faculty programs: We contribute to recruitment and retention of faculty through awards, endowments and chairs.
  • Technology-development programs: WRF funds researchers throughout the innovation process, directly and through UW's CoMotion Innovation Fund and WSU's Commercialization Gap Fund.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships: Our WRF Postdoctoral Fellowships program supports exceptional researchers for three years at eligible institutions in Washington state.


Contact Us

For more information about our programs, please contact:

Beth Etscheid, Ph.D.
Director of Research Commercialization
Washington Research Foundation
(206) 336-5600

Washington Research Foundation reviews the budget in each proposal for the appropriateness of the direct costs being requested. It is the Foundation's policy not to pay indirect costs on any award.