Beckman Scholars Program - Introduction

Do you do research in a faculty lab here at UChicago? Do you want to do research in faculty lab here? How would you like to be in a program designed to maximize your research experience?

Then, the Beckman Scholars Program (funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation) in Molecular Sciences might just be what you're looking for.

This program is meant to provide students in the College the best opportunity to develop the skills that will promote their success during graduate and post-graduate training and begin building tools for independence and leadership. In addition to working in the laboratory of a UChicago mentor you will meet regularly with other undergraduate researchers on campus to develop judgment, insight and critical thinking skills.

The Beckman Scholars Program is aimed towards current Second-year students in the College, or Third-years who commit to working in his/her mentor's lab for two full summers.  The program provides a total award of $21,000, as follows:

Summer fellowships ($6800 each summer)     $13,600
Academic year fellowship     4,600
Travel and supply award     2,800

Full-time commitment is required during the summers; you may not take courses nor can you hold another paying job. Beckman Scholars must be US citizens or permanent residents.

All Beckman Scholars are required to attend the Beckman Scholars Symposium sponsored by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, held annually at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California in early August. During the second summer in the program, Beckman Scholars present the results of their work as posters or platform presentations.