The Sarah Baker Memorial Fund supports important scientific work conducted by early-career researchers in the Yellowstone to Yukon region.
Sarah Jocelyn Baker’s appreciation for the natural world and ability to find solutions resonate with the aspirations and vision of Y2Y. We are honored to carry her spirit forward through the Sarah Baker Memorial Fund. Thanks to a gift from her extended family, Y2Y is able to offer grants to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting conservation-related research in the Yellowstone to Yukon region.
This grant supports research projects that help to inform and advance Y2Y’s conservation strategy and result in tangible benefits within the region. Besides the benefits their research can bring to the region and our organization, the knowledge and experience that students and postdoctoral fellows acquire through partnering with Y2Y can help to further their careers.
2020 Application Process
The next call for applications will be posted on September 21, 2020. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Canadian and American post-secondary institutions who work on conservation-related research projects that help advance Y2Y’s mission and vision are eligible.
Up to $5,000 is available for the 2020/2021 funding cycle. Decisions are usually made in mid-November each year. Y2Y may, at its discretion, split the award among two or more recipients.
For more information on the Sarah Baker Memorial Fund, please contact Ellen McKay.
The following Sarah Baker grants have been awarded since the fund was established in 2009. These researchers and their work represent a commitment to the future of the Y2Y region. We are very happy to be, with Sarah Baker, their supporters and partners in conservation of this very special place.
- 2019 – Mateen Hessami
- 2018 – Kirsten Reid and Rachel Ackerman
- 2017 – Dr. Naima Jutha
- 2016 – Elizabeth Domenech
- 2015 – Brittani Johnson and Hannah Jaicks
- 2014 – Andrea Morehouse
- 2013 – Robin Kite and Robin Steenweg
- 2012 – Mathieu Bourbonnais and Brianna Burley
- 2011 – Nikki Heim and Sarah Rovang
- 2010 – Karine Pigeon and Stacey Burke
- 2009 – Terrence Larsen and Byron Weckworth