OVERVIEW

The Beckman Research Scholarship is awarded to outstanding UCLA undergraduate researchers who are majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics (MIMG), or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), and who are committed to completing an honors or departmental thesis project with a UCLA Beckman Faculty. Beckman Scholars must complete two summers and three quarters of research as part of this program.

ELIGIBILITY FOR 2022-2023

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Conduct the proposed research project for a minimum of ten hours per week during the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Conduct the proposed research project for a minimum of forty hours per week for ten weeks during Summer 2022 and 2023
  • Enroll in a 198 or 199 course for two of the three academic quarters of the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Complete an honors thesis or comprehensive research project by the end of Summer 2023
  • Participate in SPUR professional development seminars in Summer 2022
  • Present at the SPUR poster session during Summer 2022 and 2023
  • Present at Undergraduate Research Week 2023
  • Attend the Beckman Symposium in Summer 2022 and 2023
  • Present your research at the Beckman Symposium in Summer 2023
  • Submit a final report to the Beckman Foundation at the end of the program

SCHOLARSHIP/FUNDING

  • $18,200 – personal scholarship
    • $4,600 paid in three payments over the 2022-2023 academic year
    • $6,800 paid in one payment for Summer 2022
    • $6,800 paid in one payment for Summer 2023
  • $2,800 – travel and research supplies fund

APPLICATION

The Beckman Scholars Program is invitation-only. Students are nominated in February by a Beckman Faculty Mentor and eligible nominees are invited to apply in March.

CONTACT

Alec Hernandez
Program Representative
beckmanscholars@college.ucla.edu