For the 2020 cycle, applications will be due Friday, December 4, 2020 (after the WSN annual meeting). Awards will be announced in March 2021.

The fourth Rafe Sagarin Fund award was announced at the 2019 WSN meeting. Congratulations to our winner! Check back at this site for updates on their projects.

2019 Winner: Marina Dewinara Luccioni (Stanford University)
A Midsummer Night’s Dreamfish 
Relating traditional Hawaiian science with western scientific methods to investigate chemical ecology of the weke pueo, ​Upeneus Taeniopterus​.

The Rafe Sagarin Fund for Innovative Ecology was founded to honor and carry on the work of an insightful scientist, creative free spirit, and engaged human being.

“The ability to turn ideas that were once only conceptual into practical tools applicable across disciplines is one reason that twenty-first-century ecology is so exciting and so powerful.”

— Sagarin & Pauchard 2012, Observation and Ecology