January 15, 2020 – The College of Science at the University of Utah is proud to bring the Beckman Scholars Program, supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, back to the Univerity of Utah!
The Beckman Scholars Program is a 15-month mentored research experience for exceptional undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences, or interdisciplinary combinations thereof.
This generous institutional award, provided by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to the University of Utah College of Science, spans three years (2020 – 2023), and will enable the funded support of six scholar–faculty mentor pairs. Each internally selected scholar will receive a $21,000 research stipend to facilitate 15-months of mentored research (nine academic calendar months, two three-month summers), in addition to $5,000 provided for the mentor-directed research.
Eligibility: Prospective scholars must apply with one of fifteen internally selected UoU Beckman Scholars Program mentors. For participating faculty research mentors, see Figure 1 below.
In addition, a prospective scholar must:
- Be a full-time student with a minimum 3.5 GPA and a declared science major;
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
- Be a freshman, sophmore, or junior;
- Commit to a research project that will last two summer semesters and the the entire academic year in between.
Application Details: Please attend the 2020 information session. Prof. Ming Hammond and Prof. Andrew Roberts will provide a UoU Beckman Scholars Program overview and detail the application process. See Table 1 below for details and deadlines on the application and selection process.
Table 1. Activity timeline for UoU Beckman Scholar recruitment and selection
|Phase||Date||Planned Activity (2020 – 2023, recurring annually)|
March 4, 2020
|Information Session: Scholar recruitment and solicitation
Location: Crocker Science Center, Room #206
Time: 2:00-2:30 pm
March 4, 2020
|Formal Program Solicitation: March 4, 2020
Application Deadline: April 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. MST, see application guidelines and submission information
April 17, 2020
|Application Deadline: April 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. MST, see application guidelines and submission information
Committee to review candidate applications
Committee to conduct selected candidate interviews
May 1, 2020
|Committee to select final candidates (May 1, 2020)
Formal disclosure of two UoU Beckman Scholars (May 15, 2020)
|UoU Beckman Scholars initiate independent research projects|
Additional details about the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation and the Beckman Scholars Program can be found here: