The Beckman Research Scholarship at UCLA is awarded to outstanding undergraduate researchers who are majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics; or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, and who are committed to completing an honors thesis or a comprehensive 199 project under the supervision of a UCLA Beckman Faculty. Beckman Scholars must complete two summers and three quarters of research as part of this program.



  • Conduct the proposed research project for a minimum of ten hours per week during the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Conduct the proposed research project for a minimum of forty hours per week for ten weeks during Summer 2021 and 2022
  • Enroll in a 198 or 199 course for two of the three academic quarters of the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Complete an honors thesis or comprehensive research project by the end of Summer 2022
  • Participate in SPUR professional development seminars in Summer 2021
  • Present at the SPUR poster session during Summer 2021 and 2022
  • Present at Research Poster Day 2022
  • Attend the Beckman Symposium in Summer 2021 and 2022
  • Present your research at the Beckman Symposium in Summer 2022
  • Submit a final report to the Beckman Foundation at the end of the program


  • $18,200 – personal stipend
    • $4,600 to be disbursed in three equal payments over the academic year
    • $6,800 for Summer 2021
    • $6,800 for Summer 2022
  • $2,800 – travel and research supplies allowance


  • March 1 – April 1
  • Eligible students nominated by their Beckman Mentor will be emailed an application
  • Nominations are submitted in February and eligible nominees are invited to apply in early March


Alec Hernandez
Beckman Scholars Program Representative