Edward C. Raney Fund Award

Raney Award Award Announcement

The Raney Award is presented annually in honor of Edward C. Raney (1909–1984). Raney was a leader among ichthyologists. He possessed a broad knowledge of the fishes of the world; his particular area of expertise was the fishes of the eastern United States. A member of the faculty at Cornell University, Dr. Raney authored over 75 papers dealing with the systematics, behavior, and ecology of fishes. He was an expert on aquatic environmental problems and served on numerous environmental advisory committees. He was a member of over 30 professional societies, and he served as secretary (1948–1951) and president (1955–1956) of ASIH. The students of Ed Raney are among the leaders in ichthyology today in no small part because of his mentorship and enthusiasm in the study of fishes.

Applications are solicited for grants to be awarded from the Raney Fund for Ichthyology. These funds are used to provide support for young ichthyologists for museums or laboratory study, travel, fieldwork, or any other activity that will effectively enhance their professional careers and their contributions to the science of ichthyology.

Applicants must be members of ASIH and should be enrolled for an advanced degree. Applicants who do not meet these basic requirements may be considered for the award under exceptional circumstances if their careers are judged to be in a developmental stage. Individual awards are typically in the $400–1000 range and will be awarded on basis of both merit and need.

Applications for the Raney Award and a letter of recommendation should be e-mailed (not mailed) to Dr. Brad Erisman (berisman [at] utexas [dot] edu). The application should consist of no more than two single-spaced pages and must include the following:

  • Name, address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers of the applicant;
  • Institutional affiliation;
  • Academic degree being sought and the year of its expected completion, or highest degree and its date of award;
  • Name of the applicant’s current or most recent major professor;
  • Title of the proposed research;
  • Justification for the research;
  • Concise description of research objectives and methods;
  • Sources of partial support for the research and pending applications for support from other funds;
  • Budget outline;
  • Short statement of the way in which the award would be used.

A Literature Cited section should be appended and is not included in the two-page limit. Budget items should be listed as nearly as possible in order of priority. Applicants should attempt to keep the budget within the amount of available funds. In case the award must be less than the requested budget, the impact of eliminating part or all of any items should be clearly given.

The letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current major professor should include statements concerning:

  • The competence of the applicant;
  • The significance of the applicant’s research;
  • The desirability of and need for the funds.

The applicant should request that the letter be sent directly to the Raney Award Committee Chair. The application and letter of recommendation should reach the Committee chair no later than 1 March of the year of the award. Incomplete applications or lack of ASIH dues payment by this date disqualifies the application.

Students will be notified of the status of their application by 1 May of the year of the award, and the award checks will be issued by the Treasurer. The certificates will be presented during the Annual Business Meeting & Student Award Ceremony of the Annual Meeting of the ASIH.

Raney Award List

2016

  • Yordano E. Jimenez - $1200
  • Frances E. Hauser - $1200
  • Jeanette Huber - $1200
  • Sarah Steele - $1200
  • Joshua G. Stonecipher - $1200
  • Kelly Diamond - $800
  • Samantha C. Leigh - $800
  • Rene Martin - $800
  • Sharmaine Miller - $800
  • Kara Million - $800

2015

  • Haley Christians - $700
  • Pamela Cisneros - $1000
  • Michael Chase Gilbert - $900
  • Jennifer Gresham - $900
  • Amber Makowicz - $900
  • Kristin Walovich - $700

2014

  • Julie Butler (Most Excellent) - $908
  • Justa Heinen-Kay (Most Excellent)  - $908
  • Zachary Wolf (Most Excellent) - $908
  • Melissa Graham (Excellent)  - $758
  • Claire Hemingway (Excellent) - $758
  • Natalie Willard (Excellent) - $758

2013

  • Michael Burns  - $1000
  • Pablo Declos  - $1000
  • Kyle Newton - $1000
  • Alissa Rickborn  - $985
  • Tom Stewart - $1000

2012

  • Casey Benkwitt - $833
  • Sarah Fitzpatrick - $833
  • Debora Goedert - $833
  • Gretchen Kroh - $833
  • Elizabeth Lee - $833
  • Kim Tengardjaja - $833

2011

  • Valentina DiSanto - $1000
  • Stacey Farina - $1000
  • Sean Giery - $1000
  • Jonathon Whitney - $1000
  • Lengxob Yong - $1000

2010

  • Nicholas Gidmark - $1000
  • Sandy Kawano - $1000
  • James O'Donnell - $1000
  • Cynthia O'Rourke - $1000
  • Joe Waddell - $1000

2009

  • Michael Hawkins - $1000
  • Caleb McMahan - $1000
  • Matthew Niemiller - $1000
  • Lauren Sallan - $1000
  • Jeremy Wright - $1000

2008

  • Laura Alberici da Babiano - $1000
  • Marcus Cohen - $1000
  • Justin Golub - $1000
  • Mary Hart - $1000
  • Katherine Shaw - $1000

2007

  • Yvette R. Alva - $1000
  • Mollie F. Cashner - $1000
  • Jayne M. Gardiner - $1000
  • Donovan German - $1000
  • Stuart Willis - $1000

2006

  • Shannon DeVaney - $832
  • Ron Eytan - $832
  • Lucy Harrison - $832
  • Alison Mitchell - $832
  • Marina Ramon - $832
  • Catherine Wagner - $832

2005

  • Benjamin Ciotti - $1000
  • Donovan German - $1000
  • Shannon Gerry - $1000
  • Erin Reardon - $1000
  • Takashi Maie - $1000

2004

  • Christen Bossou - $1000
  • Brian Langerhans - $1000
  • Shannon Martin - $1000
  • Aaron Rice - $995
  • Jada-Simone White - $1000

2003

  • W. James Cooper - $1000
  • Wasila M. Dahdul - $1000
  • Jennifer L. Fessler - $1000
  • Jonathan Lee - $1000
  • Andrew Whiteley - $1000

2002

  • Martha Burford - $1000
  • Mark Dugo - $1000
  • Andrew Kinziger - $1000
  • Ashley Siefert - $1000
  • Anna George - $1000

2001

  • Benjamin Ruttenberg - $1000
  • Mara Zimmerman - $1000
  • Jameal Samhouri - $500
  • Clare Wormald - $470
  • Matthew T. Craig - $853
  • Tanya L. Darden - $1000
  • Jennifer S. Rehage - $177

2000

  • Christin Hulslander - $700
  • Jeff Janovetz - $980
  • Jerald B. Johnson - $640
  • Gregory R. Moyer - $648
  • Benjamin Ruttenberg - $1000
  • Michael Wagner - $502

1999

  • Gianetta Adams - $800
  • Brett Albanese - $500
  • Matthew Arnegard - $750
  • Elizabeth Gilbert - $960
  • William Jones - $710
  • Daniel Pondella - $500
  • Gary Quick - $500

1998

  • Elena Amesbury - $900
  • Ian Hamilton - $510
  • Stephen M. Kajiura - $640
  • Kyle R. Pillar - $485
  • April Randle - $1000
  • Christopher Skelton - $478

1997

  • Jay R. Hove - $500
  • Roldan C. Munoz - $500
  • Peter A. Nelson - $665
  • Robert J. Scott - $600
  • Shane A. Webb - $480
  • Lisa Wooninck - $755

1996

  • Marcelo de Carvalho - $600
  • Vicente Cassano - $258
  • David Eisenhour - $527
  • Tomas Hrbek - $559
  • Richard W. Julian - $336 
  • Thomas M. Orrell - $500 
  • Jean Porterfield - $520 
  • Jeffrey S. Shima - $700

1995

  • Elena Amesbury - $300
  • Jon Armbruster - $300
  • Kazue Asoh - $350
  • Ann Cleveland - $350
  • J. Jasper Lament - $320 
  • Kirsten R. Polong - $240 
  • Jeffrey S. Shima - $320 
  • Harleigh Willmott - $320

1994

  • Greta S. Aeby - $300
  • Laura L. Carruth - $350 
  • Earl T. Larson - $350
  • Michelle M. McClure - $500
  • Shane E. Paterson - $500
  • Stephen E. Swearer - $500

1993

  • Eliot G. Drucker - $725
  • Jodee Hunt - $984
  • Andrea Oai - $1000
  • Ming Lee - $1000
  • Dwayne Meadows - $763
  • Camille L. Mojica - $800
  • Ramona Swenson - $728

1992

  • Francisco Javier Gago - $600
  • Randall Kosaki - $620
  • Victor Rush - $425
  • John Sullivan - $800
  • Wesley Toller - $700
  • Thomas Turner - $600
  • Jeffrey A. Walker - $700
  • Dana Winkelman - $450

1991

  • Andrew M. Shedlock - $900
  • Ann Seldon Oliver - $800
  • Denis Goulet - $800
  • Ronald A. Knapp - $700
  • Carol E. Johnston - $700
  • Christopher M. Taylor - $650
  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez - $450

1990

  • Simon Nemtzov - $1000
  • Anthony Mazeroll - $1000
  • Robert F. Young - $9201989
  • Alexandra Basolo - $872
  • Paul Sikkel - $400
  • Bryan S. Dyer - $900 
  • Anthony Mazeroll - $800
  • Frances P. Gelwick - $900
  • Tracey J. Miller - $128

1988

  • Julia K. Parrish - $1225
  • Mark W. Westneat - $900
  • Richard K. Brantley - $550
  • Paul C. Sikkel - $325

1987

  • Alexandra Basolo - $950
  • Paulo A. Buckup - $330
  • L. Stanton Hales - $450
  • Axel Meyer - $950
  • Paul C. Sikkel - $434
  • Stephen P. Vives - $386

1986

  • Bret C. Harvey - $440
  • Frank H. McCormick - $1000
  • Alan H. Bornbusch - $900
  • Walter W. Dimmick - $760
  • Ronald M. Coleman - $400

1985

  • Kathryn A.Goddard - $1200
  • Philip A. Hastings - $560 
  • Gudrun Marteinsdottir - $600
  • David A. Rubin - $640
  • S. Laurie Sanderson - $1000
  • Steven J. Walsh - $800 

1984

  • Eldredge Bermingham - $1650
  • Robert L. Dorit - $1100
  • Martin R. Meisler - $800
  • Claude B. Crabtree - $800
  • Frank L. Pezold - $770
  • Robert Nawojchik

1983

  • Stephan F. Norton - $2200
  • Jeffrey V. Baumgartner - $1243
  • Steven L. Leipertz - $1240
  • Robert M. Dawley - $1075

1982

  • Jacqueline F. Webb - $1720
  • Larry A. Greenberg - $1500
  • Richard E. Matheson, Jr. - $750
  • Thomas A. Munroe - $355

1981

  • Lauren H. LaRue - $1200
  • Robert W. Bouma - $875
  • Ross M. Feltes - $265

1980

  • Lawrence A. Blumer - $500
  • H. Jacques Carter - $500
  • Wallace Dominey - $700
  • Nancy G. Wolf - $836

1979

  • R. Dana Ono - $747

1978

  • Terrence M. Lim - $700
  • William J. Matthews - $1430
  • Randall E. Moss - $2000

1977

  • George V. Lauder, Jr. - $1250
  • Martin F. Gomon - $1550

1976

  • Gene S. Helfman
  • Douglas F. Markle

1975

  • Michael A. Bell 
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