Beckman Scholars are expected to conduct authentic research suitable for publication in a peer- reviewed journal. Beckman Scholars are expected to adhere to scientific and academic ethical standards and strive to become leaders in the scientific and local community.
Research begins at the start of the 2022 summer term.
- Scholars must meet periodically with Beckman Scholars Program co-directors to discuss progress.
- Scholars participate in a targeted Graduate Pathways program, develop an ePortfolio and complete a research presentation.
- Beckman Scholars may be invited to attend the annual Beckman Symposium, in each of the two summers of their award term. The symposium typically takes place in August.
- Scholars complete a thesis project and must submit a final report to the Beckman Foundation at the conclusion of the research experience.
Beckman Scholar applicants must ultimately be accepted by one of the Beckman Scholars Program mentors. Students are encouraged to discuss their interest in applying to the Beckman Scholars Program with any of the mentors. A completed application consists of:
- Completed application form
- Resume or CV
- Your major or intended major
- Cumulative GPA as of Fall 2021
- List of courses taken and grades received (a transcript is not required)
- Any other items demonstrating your qualifications for this competitive, elite award
- Two-page description of your prior research experience(s) in detail, including a statement outlining the scientific question or hypothesis relating to the research
- Two- to three-page description of a prior research project, including a statement outlining the scientific question or hypothesis
- A 250 word statement on the importance of integrity and inclusivity in the pursuit of research and scientific knowledge
- A letter of recommendation from a current or previous research mentor
Please read the instructions prior to beginning the 2022 Beckman Scholar Program application. Detailed information and instructions can also be found on the IUPUI Beckman Scholars Program Canvas site. You may request enrollment in the Canvas site.
This is an extremely competitive scholarship. Only two (2) scholarships will be awarded this year. Therefore, following the instructions fully is essential.
The Beckman Scholars Program at IUPUI pledges to uphold the principles and values set forth in the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation policy on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.