Graduate Student Resources

Mental Health Resources:
UW offers comprehensive mental health services on campus, as well as access to 24 Mental health hotlines, group counseling, workshops, meditation and mindfulness, psychiatric medication and walk in services (many offered remotely during COVID-19 pandemic)
You can see the wide range of UW services available to you at the UW Well Being Website
See here for a guide to resources and supplemental tools available through the UW Counceling Center (including non-UW apps, meditations, toolkits, etc) 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (for an extended list of resources please see the Diversity Tab).

Go-MAP The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program supports students of color and students from other underrepresented groups.

The Outreaching Grads (OG) Program A comprehensive and collaborative outreach and recruitment tri-campus program housed in GO-MAP of the Graduate School.

Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity The CCDE strives to be a space where our community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather to promote greater equity. Through research collaborations, networking opportunities, action-oriented classes, mentorship programs, and community events we engage in dialogue to think critically about race and its intersections, to interrupt privilege, and ultimately to change the structures of power around us.

Groman- This award honors the memory of Dr. Neal Groman who was a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Washington from 1950 until his retirement in 1989.  In recognition of his dedication to teaching and scholarship, this award is made annually to recognize graduate student instructors for excellence in teaching and to support the annual Neal Groman Lecture.
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.
Falkow-Stanley Falkow was a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Washington from 1972 until 1981. He is widely recognized as one of the earliest contributors to the use of molecular methods to study bacterial pathogenesis. The Stanley Falkow fund was first established by Dr. Pete Greenberg and later added to by other friends and colleagues of Dr. Falkow. This fund supports research or research-related travel for graduate students in the UW Department of Microbiology.
See a list of available Training Grants here
GPSS Diversity Funding Funds for Registered Student Organizations and Departments working on diversity at the UW Campus.
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: