Our grant programs transform innovative research into products and services that will improve health and advance technology for public benefit. We fund people, projects and programs at nonprofit research institutions in Washington state, while cultivating a vibrant and equitable ecosystem that enables innovators to thrive.

Our focus is on life sciences and enabling technologies.

Technology Commercialization

Project-based support leading to the commercial development of products and services

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding for postdoctoral scholars at Washington state research institutions

Student Programs

Enabling students to experience STEM research and develop entrepreneurial skills

Building the Innovation Ecosystem

Foundational support for programs that cultivate innovation and inclusion

$157M in grants given since 1993

78 WRF Postdoctoral Fellowships