Lebus Fund Award

Deadline: February 26, 2019

The Lebus Fund was established by James Hagan to honor the memory of his aunt, Bertha Lebus.


To provide summer research support for meritorious M.S. and Ph.D. students of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Illinois in the life sciences and other fields. This award is intended to recognize students with outstanding potential to succeed in their chosen academic field. Multiple awards up to $1,000 will be granted.


  • Students must be enrolled in a MS or PhD degree-granting program within the School of Integrative Biology.
  • A clear statement of objectives to be accomplished during the summer session must be included.
  • Recipients of the award must enroll for the summer session.
  • Recipients of the award must not have overlapping support for one half summer month.
  • The Fellowship Committee will place strong emphasis on need, on a clear statement of research objectives, and on the promise of the student for a successful career in their chosen academic field in making its decision.

Application Procedures