The Janssen Family Undergraduate Research Fund

Supports a summer of undergraduate research in psychology and neuroscience at the Beckman Institute.

The Janssen Family Undergraduate Research Fund supports the Janssen Family Undergraduate Research Award, which provides support for a summer research experience for an undergraduate student working at the Beckman Institute. Preference is given to women students with an interest in psychology and/or neuroscience.

The award reflects the interests of John and Ida Mae Janssen and their four children, three of whom graduated from the University of Illinois. Their interest in the Beckman Institute began when their daughter, Alisha, worked there during her time as an undergraduate. Her work at the Institute led her to pursue a doctoral degree in neuroscience at another institution.

Through this award, the Janssens hope to have an impact both on the undergraduate student recipient and on the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

Your Gift will Impact Future Generations. With your support, the Fund will help us transform the lives of young scientists – fueling scientific discovery and innovation – for years to come. Your support will help us recruit and support top-flight students who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Please give generously to help the fields of neuroscience and pyschology grow, prosper and tackle the many challenges we face as a global community.


How to give

To make a secure online gift, simply fill out the form below. To make a gift by mail please send your check or money order payable to the University of Illinois Foundation. Please include a note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose of your gift as: The Janssen Family Undergraduate Research Fund and mail to: University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801. If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call the University of Illinois Foundation Cash Desk at 217-244-2706.


For more information please call 217-244-1176 or email giving@beckman.illinois.edu. Additional information about ways to give is available at the University of Illinois Foundation website.