Our student programs enable both graduate and undergraduate students at Washington state research institutions to participate in STEM research and learn how innovations are commercialized.


Student Funding Opportunity

Student Program Funding Opportunity

WRF seeks to expand its support of student programs by launching an opportunity for nonprofit colleges and universities located in Washington state to apply for funding for new or existing student programs related to STEM research and entrepreneurship. Further details can be found here >>

Funded Student Programs

ARCS Fellowships

Unrestricted support for graduate students in STEM fields at UW and WSU

Entrepreneurship Competitions

Opportunities for student teams to develop and present their ideas for innovations that could become viable businesses, including the

Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowships

Collaboration with the UW’s School of Pharmacy to enable students to analyze health economics impact of innovations that are supported by WRF

Western Innovation Training Fellowship

Providing WWU students with funding and structured training in solution-focused innovation, technology commercialization and STEM entrepreneurship

Regulatory Fellowships

Collaboration with UW’s BRAMS program to enable students to develop regulatory strategies for projects supported by WRF

Team Mentoring Program

Increasing retention, achievement and graduation of students at WSU in STEM disciplines

Undergraduate Research

Enabling UW undergraduate students to gain research experience under faculty guidance

+$10M in support of student programs

178 Undergraduate Research Fellows at UW

137 ARCS Graduate Scholars at UW & WSU