OVERVIEW

The Beckman Research Scholarship at UCLA is awarded to outstanding undergraduate researchers who are majoring in Chemistry and 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. Scholars must complete 2 summers and 3 quarters of research as part of this program.

ELIGIBILITY

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Conduct the proposed research project for a minimum of ten hours per week during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Conduct the proposed research project for a minimum of forty hours per week for ten weeks during Summer 2020 and 2021
  • Enroll in a 198 or 199 course for two of the three academic quarters of the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Complete an honors thesis or comprehensive research project by the end of Summer 2021
  • Participate in SPUR professional development seminars in Summer 2020
  • Present at the SPUR poster session during Summer 2020 and 2021
  • Present at Research Poster Day 2021
  • Attend the Beckman Symposium in Summer 2020 and 2021
  • Present your research at the Beckman Symposium in Summer 2021
  • 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 2020
    • $6,800 for Summer 2021
  • $2,800 – travel and research supplies allowance

APPLICATION

  • March 1 – April 1
  • Eligible students nominated by their Beckman Mentor will be emailed an application
  • The call for nominations goes out in February with eligible nominees invited to submit an application in early March

CONTACT

Alec Hernandez
Beckman Scholars Program Representative
beckmanscholars@college.ucla.edu