Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois


The Illinois Natural History Survey is responsible for investigating and documenting the biological resources of Illinois and providing that information to promote the understanding, conservation, and management of these resources.

While our researchers are successful at securing competitive external grant funding, these funds are often limited. Your support will enable the Illinois Natural History Survey to remain at the forefront of biological research and share our research and data with diverse constituents around the globe.


Please make check payable to:

University of Illinois Foundation

and mail to:

University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

For the security of your gift, please do not send cash.



Corporate Matching Gift Program

Your gift can be doubled or tripled if you or your spouse are employed by a company with a matching gift program. Please visit your personnel or benefits office, look up your company at the University of Illinois Foundation’s Matching Gifts page, or email for more information.


INHS Research Fund

Donations to the INHS Research Fund provide funding to staff and students for pilot studies for which it might be otherwise difficult to obtain funding. Individual scientists or programs can be designated by the donor.


INHS Student Research Awards

To encourage the next generation of biodiversity researchers, the Illinois Natural History Survey sponsors competitive grants to support student research projects.

  • INHS Philip W. Smith Memorial Fund supports research in all areas of natural history. More information

  • INHS R. Weldon Larimore/Jordan Creek Award Endowment Fund supports research in stream ecology. More information
  • INHS William H. Luckmann Entomology for the Ages Fund is given annually to a student in applied entomology to support travel to a professional meeting. More information


INHS John K. Bouseman Library Endowment Fund supports natural history collections for the library.


INHS Mobile Science Center Fund supports the operation of The Traveling Science Center, which visits schools, park districts, and other organizations to spread knowledge of biodiversity and stewardship. This program is funded entirely by external grants and donations. For more information, contact


Illinois Natural History Survey

1816 South Oak Street, MC 652
Champaign, IL 61820

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