The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to help stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing their studies at accredited four-year colleges and universities located in the United States of America. These research activities shall be centered in either chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or some combination of these subjects. Candidates for Beckman Scholars must be full-time students throughout the duration of the award.
The University of Iowa has been invited to submit one application. The application may be prepared either individually or jointly by the respective chairs of the academic units of chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or their designated representative(s).
NOTE: The University of Iowa strongly encourages multidisciplinary and multi-departmental collaborative initiatives in response to the Beckman Scholars Program RFA. Programs are expected to develop a unique and sustainable undergraduate research opportunity for highly talented undergraduates. Key metrics for identifying qualified students and for evaluating success of the program should be included in the WINS response.
Internal Selection Process
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV
2. A Letter of Interest in applying to the program. It should have the following elements:
3. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:00 p.m., PST, deadline.
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