Office of Research

Beckman Scholars Program 2015

“In the fall of 1997, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced the Beckman Scholars Program. Its purpose is to help stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented undergraduate students at our nation’s universities and colleges; young people who ultimately will become prominent leaders in their scientific and professional pursuits. The research activities are to be centered in chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects. The Beckman Scholars Program is a merit-based program; issues of gender, race and financial need should not be considered contributing factors in the application or the selection of Scholars process. We believe that the generous student financial support which provides for in-depth, sustained undergraduate research experiences and the related Annual Beckman Symposium offer an academically stimulating and very distinctive educational experience.”


“For the year 2014, after considering undergraduate research quality and commitment indicators at universities and colleges across the country,153 were invited to submit applications for consideration for institutional Beckman Scholars Program Awards. Following a review of the highly competitive applications, an advisory panel of 12 distinguished faculty assisted the Foundation in selecting 35 finalist institutions. After extensive review and discussion of final applications, the panel recommended, and the Foundation Board of Directors approved, 12 institutional awards supporting 61 Beckman Scholars across the nation.”

Application Instructions

Please submit:

  1. a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach
  2. Biosketch or CV of the PI
  3. a letter of support from the Dean or Chair

to by 5:00 PM Thursday, June 19, 2014. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 8/1/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 7/25/14 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


06/19/2014 UW Internal Deadline Closed
07/25/2014 OSP Deadline
08/01/2014 Sponsor Deadline

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at