Beckman Scholars Program (BSP)
The Chemistry of Life Program is proud to bring the Beckman Scholars Program, supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, back to NC State University!
The Beckman Scholars Program is a 15-month mentored research experience for exceptional undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences, or interdisciplinary combinations thereof.
This generous institutional award, provided by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to NC State University’s Chemistry of Life Program, spans three years (2021 – 2024), and will enable the funded support of six scholar–mentorship team pairs. Each internally selected scholar will receive a $21,000 research stipend to facilitate 15-months of mentored research (nine academic calendar months, two three-month summers), in addition to $5,000 provided for the faculty mentors.
The NC State Beckman Scholars Program in the Chemistry of Life is a program built off of experiences in undergraduate team science training in the biomedical sciences through the Comparative Medicine Institute’s SIRI Program, but now for the first time being developed at the Chemistry:Life Science interface through the Chemistry of Life Program. Dr. Joshua Pierce is the Program PI and Dr. Jorge Piedrahita is the Program Co-PI. This program represents exceptional and distinctive training across a set of talented faculty and strong departments. We believe it is a model for training that will provide a template for others around the world and one that yields great success from both a research and education standpoint.
NC State Undergraduates currently in their 1st or 2nd year of study (must have 2 summers remaining to participate in this program). The application process for 2023-2025
Questions can be directed to email@example.com
(note that students can only work with faculty from this list as part of Beckman Scholars Program requirements)
Chemical Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry, Program Director
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering