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Promoting 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 research 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: In 2017, we launched the WRF Postdoctoral Fellowships program to support 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