Application Deadline: 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

The new UCI Beckman Scholars Program is a 15-month mentored research experience for exceptional UCI undergraduate students who are doing research in chemistry and life sciences. Each year, 1-2 outstanding students will be selected as UCI Beckman Scholars based on their academic record, quality of previous research experience, and potential to become prominent research leaders in the chemical and life sciences. The program will run from 2020 to 2023, with the first cohort of Scholars starting their research term in Summer 2020. Each research term consists of 15 contiguous months starting at the beginning of summer, continuing during the following academic year, and continuing further for the next summer:

Scholars must commit to the entire 15-month time period to be eligible to receive an award. The Scholars may choose to work with any of the 15 faculty Mentors from the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences listed in the table below. All of these Mentors are distinguished by their high level of scientific excellence and research productivity, exceptionally strong commitment to undergraduate education, and strong undergraduate researcher mentorship record.

The Scholars will be supported by a $6,800 stipend in summer 1, $4,800 stipend during the academic year, and $6,800 stipend in summer 2. In addition they will get $2,800 towards research-related travel and supplies.


To learn more about the UCI Beckman Scholars Program, to view the list of participating Faculty Mentors, and apply for the program please

visit: The application deadline is March 1, 2020.


If you have general questions about the UCI Beckman Scholars Program contact the program directors: Prof. Sergey Nizkorodov (Chemistry) or Prof. Sam Schriner (Pharmaceutical Sciences). You are also welcome to contact perspective faculty mentors with inquiries that are specific to their research projects. Their contact information can be found on the program website.