Santa Rosa Island Research Station-Closed the rest of April in Response to COVID-19

The Cause and Tracy Hanna Scholarship Application has been extended to May 1st! 

The Cause and Tracy S. Hanna Scholarship commemorates the contributions of the late-Cause Hanna and his spouse Tracy Hanna to the CSU Channel Islands Community. As the Director of the Santa Rosa Island Research Station, Cause Hanna profoundly impacted the lives of every person who visited the Station. His enthusiasm for the student-centered mission of CSU Channel Islands was always on display. Tracy Hanna and their children contributed to Cause’s work. They welcomed and worked with visitors, creating an open, family atmosphere. The purpose of this scholarship is to preserve the memory of Cause and Tracy Hanna’s work in the community. Benefits: This $1,200 scholarship is intended to support student research related to the California Channel Islands, especially research focused on Santa Rosa Island, or the Southern California Coast. Scholarship funds are intended to defray the cost of tuition and fees for students returning to CSUCI in the next academic year. In addition to the scholarship, the recipient is entitled to up to $700 to support travel to present their research at a conference. Questions about the application process should be directed to

The California State University Channel Islands (CI) Santa Rosa Island Research Station (SRIRS) seeks to cultivate a diverse community of scholars and initiate innovative resource management solutions by supporting research, education, and outreach programs across disciplines. The ability of the SRIRS community to address management challenges from multiple perspectives will enable energetic, adept, and successful responses to our changing natural and human landscapes.

Santa Rosa Island Research Station (SRIRS)


We provide students, faculty, researchers, and our local community with the resources and opportunities to engage in natural and cultural resource based research and education via a partnership between the US National Park Service who own Santa Rosa Island and CSU Channel Islands that operate the SRIRS within National Park boundaries.

Touchstones to the Mission

  • Build inquiry centered educational partnerships
  • Engage stakeholders in discovery and dissemination
  • Inspire and transform participants and society
  • Promote stewardship of resources
  • Encourage broad sharing of interdisciplinary knowledge


For questions related to the Santa Rosa Island Research Station, qualified trip inquiries, or additional information about the station contact:

For general island questions, press inquires, research permit process, and any related National Park Service concerns that do not directly relate to staying at the SRIRS, please contact the Channel Islands National Park Service who own the island and control all activities within the park boundaries.


Please visit our SRIRS calendar to determine availability and our upcoming activities.

*Photos courtesy of Aspen Coty Spring 2019
Back to Top ↑