The Office of Research

Research Scholarships

The University of Washington Research Scholarships

UW Bothell Founder’s Fellow Scholarship

This scholarship aids UW Bothell students in their research, scholarship and creative activity. These awards are made possible by the generous support of the UW Bothell Founder’s Endowed Fellowship.  The purpose of these awards is to encourage and recognize the participation of undergraduate students in research in all disciplines represented on the UW Bothell campus.  These awards allow UW Bothell students to focus more effort on their research, scholarship and creative expression projects. Application, deadlines, and requirements in the link below.

More information on the Founder's Fellow Scholarship 

UW Seattle Mary Gates Research & Leadership Scholarship

Mary Gates Research and Leadership Scholarships are competitive scholarships open to all University of Washington undergraduate students. These scholarships are intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty.  The goal of these scholarships  is to allow students to focus more attention and time on their research,  deepening their inquiry into a discipline or project with a reduced financial burden.

More information on the Mary Gates Scholarship

University of Washington Library Award

The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials. This competition is open to all University of Washington undergraduate students.

More information on the UW Library Award 

Jane E. Decker Endowed Libraries Student Support Fund

This new fund was established to support Library student employees – recipients may include those involved in research. 

“Jane believed in access to education for everyone, and was especially drawn to returning and first generation students. She was committed to the notion that education can transform peoples’ lives, in part by expanding their horizons. For example, she promoted global awareness by offering short study abroad experiences that could accommodate the schedules of returning students who worked full time.” 

More information coming soon.

2015-2016 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Winners

2016 UW Bothell Mary Gates Scholars

Student Name


Project Title


Matthew Bihis

Electrical Engineering

Optimized Classification of Binary, Multi-class, and Regression Data Sets using a Generalized Flow

Dr. Sohini Chowhury

Kelsey Bolinger

Society, Ethics and Human Behavior

Representation of Race and Gender within People Magazine

Dr. Julie Shayne

Heather Hewitt

Health Studies

The African and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Health Study

Dr. Shauna Carlisle

Bonnie Johnson

Community Psychology

Crow Postural Behaviors and Vocalizations

Dr. Douglas Wacker

Alejandra Perez

Society, Ethics and Human Behavior

Decolonization through Student Activism: Documenting the Diversity Center Initiative at UW Bothell

Dr. Janelle Silva