The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunity. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition.
The 2018 Beckman Scholars Program
UIC has been invited to submit one institutional application to the Beckman Scholar Award program. The award will fund up to six Beckman Scholars (with funding for student and mentor stipends and, travel funds and research supplies) extending over two summers and one academic year.
The purpose of the program is to help stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students in either chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects. Candidates for the Beckman Scholars Award must be full-time students throughout the duration of the award. UIC is limited to one application.
The research activities performed by Beckman Scholars shall be conducted under the guidance of a full-time, approved faculty member. The research work performed by the Scholar shall be deemed to be publishable by the student's Faculty Mentor. Such activities must be performed part-time (ten hours per week) during one academic year and full-time over two summers (ten 40-hour weeks each summer) immediately before and after the academic year research experience.
Students will be named as Beckman Scholars in the spring of their freshman through junior years at their university or college. Once selected to be a Beckman Scholar, a student will retain the funding as long as he/she continues to excel academically and his/her research work shows satisfactory progress. Beckman Scholar funds provided to any one student may not exceed two summers and one academic year. Beckman Scholar summer funds may extend through the summer following graduation.
Awards: Each Beckman Scholar will pursue an independent research project, under the auspices of an approved mentor. The amount of funding for the 2016 Beckman Scholars Program is $26,000; $21,000 specifically for the Scholar and $5,000 for the Scholar’s Mentor.
For additional information, a breakdown of the award funding, and to submit a Letter of Intent, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/bsp2018.
- Preference may be given for resubmissions only if the sponsor provided extramural reviews AND those reviews suggest enthusiasm and/or encouraged resubmission. Reviews MUST be attached to the internal LOI form for consideration.
- Please review guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting an internal LOI.