About Carl H. Eigenmann
Dr. Carl H. Eigenmann was a distinguished researcher of fishes and evolution. Unofficially known as the Eigenman/Eiler Fellowship, the Eigenmann Biology Scholarship is a bequest of Eigenmann’s daughter, Adele Rosa Eiler, M.D., who died in 1978.
Carl Eigenmann was an alumnus of Indiana University, earning a B.A., M.A., and a Ph.D. here. He joined the IU faculty in 1886. Eigenmann married Rosa Smith, known for her work on blind goby fish, in 1887. He was appointed chair of the Department of Zoology in 1891. Eigenmann served as Dean of the Graduate School from 1908-1927. He founded the Biological Station on Turkey Lake in 1895, serving as director until 1920.