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2016 Beckman Scholars Program

Internal Due Date: Emory currently has award from this foundation - not elegible to apply until 2020


The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to help stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing their studies at accredited four-year colleges and universities located in the United States of America. These research activities shall be centered in either chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects. Candidates for the Beckman Scholars Award must be full-time students throughout the duration of the award.

The research activities performed by Beckman Scholars shall be conducted under the guidance of a full-time, approved faculty member at the college or university receiving an award. The research work performed by the Scholar shall be deemed to be publishable by the student's Faculty Mentor. Such activities must be performed part-time (ten hours per week) during one academic year and full-time over two summers (ten 40-hour weeks each summer) immediately before and after the academic year research experience.

Students will be named as Beckman Scholars in the spring of their freshman through junior years at their university or college. Once selected to be a Beckman Scholar, a student will retain the funding as long as he/she continues to excel academically and his/her research work shows satisfactory progress. Beckman Scholar funds provided to any one student may not exceed two summers and one academic year. Beckman Scholar summer funds may extend through the summer following graduation.

An invited university/college will be eligible for one institutional Beckman Scholar Award, which must be used over a three-year period. Each Beckman Scholar Award will fund up to six Beckman Scholars (with funding for student and mentor stipends and, travel funds and research supplies) extending over two summers and one academic year.