Eligible Students are:
- A full-time Binghamton University student with good academic standing
- In the first four semesters of college (including transfer credits transfer credits from another four-year college, but not Advanced Placement or other pre-college credits)
- A citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its territories and possessions
- A major in biochemistry, biological sciences, biomedical engineering, chemistry, integrative neuroscience
What Does the Program Look Like?
Undergo a 15-month (May 2022-Sept. 2023) mentored research experience and receive $21,000 to support their development and research endeavors.
All second-summer scholars will be asked to exhibit their research through poster presentation at the annual Beckman Symposium. If in-person, travel and hotel accomodations for the symposium are provided by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
- Student Stipend $18,200; distributed as follows:
- First Summer - $6,800
- Academic Year - $4,600
- Second Summer - $6,800
- Student Scientific Supply and Travel $2,800; distributed as needed, to support current research activities.
What Kinds of Research Can Scholars Expect?
Accepted students can expect to gain hands-on research in their field while working with respected faculty in their department of choice. Projects vary from mentor to mentor, but Beckman Scholars can look forward to projects such as:
- Designing and synthesizing new molecules to detect cell viability
- Tissue harvesting and biochemical assay training
- Microscopy and microfluidic device design
- DNA barcoding, field sample collection, and genomics
- Shared mechanisms that underlie the effects of alcohol and stress in the medial prefrontal cortex
What does the application Require?
Applicants must provide:
- The names of 3 mentors ranked in order most preferred (mentor information can be found below and in the selection packet)
- A current resume
- A copy of their unofficial transcript, including the current semester
- Two letters of recommendation, one from a Binghamton University faculty member familiar with applicant’s academic work and one additional letter from a supervisor, faculty member, coach, or other person with knowledge of the applicant’s character, work ethic, motivations, or other relevant factors. Recommendations should be emailed directly from the recommender to email@example.com.
- One essay (500 - 750 words) in response to the following prompt, “How do the Arnold Beckman 7 Rules for Success resonate with you as a person and as a budding scientist?”
(You and your recommenders) submit materials to the following email:
"Beckman Scholars Application"
Professor; Biochemistry Program Director