Beckman Scholars Program Overview

Brown Named 2011 Beckman Scholar Program Site

Brown has landed its first Beckman Scholars Program award, a highly competitive three-year grant for undergraduate research. The award, from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, will allow six top-ranking undergraduates to do research under the mentorship of biology and chemistry faculty at Brown and at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. Each student selected as a Beckman scholar will be funded to do research the first summer at MBL, during the academic year at Brown, and complete the research project at Brown and/or MBL the second summer.

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation that promotes research in chemistry and the life sciences. The program works to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Information about the Beckman Scholars Program is available at Learn more here.

Who are the Beckman Scholars?

Congratulations to Emma Dixon, ‘13, and Yawei Ge, '13. Both students began their research in the summer of 2012. To learn more, please click here.

How to Apply

Beckman Scholars are chosen through a competitive process run by a six-member committee led by Dean David Targan. Please read through the directions thoroughly. Start by reviewing the list of faculty mentors to the left. Choose a mentor based upon either personal knowledge of them and their work, or information gleaned from their websites.  If you have any questions regarding your application to the Beckman Scholars Program, please feel free to contact Dean Targan.

For a complete description of the application process please click here.