Graduate Student Resources

Whiteley -The Helen Riaboff Whiteley Fellowship was established in 1991 by her husband, UW Professor Emeritus Arthur Whiteley (deceased), and her friends to honor her academic and research achievements. Dr. Helen R. Whiteley was a distinguished member of the faculty of the Department of Microbiology in the School of Medicine for almost 40 years. The purpose of the Fellowship Fund is to provide financial support to the most outstanding Ph.D. student in microbiology who will graduate in the next academic year.
See a list of available Training Grants here
Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs:
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in close relationship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering fellowships related to Laboratory Science and Practice. This year they are recruiting an inaugural cohort for the APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship.  One of the host laboratories is the Washington State Public Health Laboratory in Shoreline, WA. The fellowship is open to graduates who have obtained a masters or doctoral degree in microbiology, molecular biology or a related field.  Click here for a flyer with more information.
The IMA offers a variety of options, including the following:
  • Free locker (“basket”) and towel rentals
  • Free rental sports equipment: Balls, Racquets, etc…
  • Rock climbing and bouldering ($50/quarter or $3/session)
  • Basketball courts, indoor running track, weights, machines, treadmills, swimming pools (2 locations), tennis courts (3 locations), racquetball, squash, handball, you name it etc, etc, etc.
  • Intermural leagues and Clubs
Download software for free or at a reduced cost  (Items of note include EndNote for free and Parallels for Mac for $40)
Borrow stuff for free (laptop, tablet/iPad, DSLR with accessories, projector, etc): 
Unlimited bus pass. Full fare coverage on King County Metro Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, Everett Transit, and Sound Transit buses. Also includes full fare coverage on the LINK Light Rail (great way to get to airport) and the Water Taxis (ferries) to Vashon Island or West Seattle. Also provides oportunity for various discounts and free memberships: