The Sarah Baker Memorial Fund supports important student work in the Y2Y 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.
The Sarah Baker grants support student projects that advance Y2Y’s conservation strategy and result in tangible benefits within the region. Besides the benefits they bring to the region and our organization, the knowledge and experience students acquire can enhance their resumes and further their careers.
2020 Call for Applications
Y2Y is pleased to announce funding for early-career researchers in Canadian and American post-secondary institutions to work on conservation-related projects that help advance Y2Y’s mission and vision.
Up to $5,000 is available for the 2020/2021 funding cycle, awarded in mid-November 2020. Y2Y may, at its discretion, split the award among two or more recipients.
Application process and deadlines
Information on the next cycle will be posted in early 2020. 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 students 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