OVERVIEW

The Beckman Research Scholarship at UCLA is awarded to outstanding undergraduate researchers who are majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG), or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), and who are committed to completing an honors or departmental thesis 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.

ELIGIBILITY FOR 2021-2022

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

SCHOLARSHIP/FUNDING

  • $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

APPLICATION

  • Eligible students are nominated in February
  • Eligible nominees are invited to apply in March

CONTACT

Alec Hernandez
Program Representative
beckmanscholars@college.ucla.edu