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.

Every year, the Fund makes one or two awards for early career ecologists to support projects that carry on the spirit of Rafe’s research.

The applications are due December 1st or the first Monday thereafter. Awards will be announced in the following March. Learn more about award deadlines and eligibility on the Apply page.


“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