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.

Application Process

Sarah Baker Memorial Fund: 2023 Call for Applications

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 CAD is available for the 2023-24 funding cycle, awarded mid-December 2023. Y2Y may, at its discretion, split the award among two or more recipients. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm Mountain Time, 26 November 2023.

For more information on the Sarah Baker Memorial Fund, please contact Libby Ehlers.

Past recipients

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. 

Header photo: A bull elk in Grand Teton National Park, Bonney/National Park Service