School of
Integrative Biology

Edwin Banks

Memorial Fund

The Edwin Banks Memorial Fund was established by Dr. Banks' wife, Mrs. Hilda Banks, and family to honor his long and distinguished career as a faculty member in the Department of Ecology, Ethology and Evolution (now the Department of Animal Biology) at the University of Illinois (1957-1985). Dr. Banks was a pre-eminent researcher in the areas of mammalian sociality and reproduction.


To support graduate student research in animal behavior. Amounts will be awarded following a positive evaluation by the Graduate Programs Committee.


Any graduate student in the Department of Animal Biology studying any aspect of behavior may apply.


To apply, please submit one copy of each of the following:
  1. A proposal describing the research to be conducted. The proposal should not exceed two-double spaced pages.
  2. A current C.V.

Closing Date:

Please see Department of Animal Biology for more details.

Submit Completed Application by Closing Date to:

Edwin Banks Memorial Fund
Attn: Liz Barnabe
Department of Animal Biology
515 Morrill Hall
505 S. Goodwin Av.
Urbana, IL 61801