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Beckman Scholars will receive a scholarship of up to $21,000 over two summers (two ten-week intensive research programs in the summers) and the intervening academic year.

In addition to support for research, the scholarship supports attendance at professional meetings including the national Beckman Scholars Program Symposium at the Beckman Foundation (August of each year, location TBD).

Scholars will also participate in activities designed to enrich their development as students and scientists throughout their tenure. These seminars will help prepare Beckman Scholars to deepen their understanding of research careers, build communication skills, and establish valuable connections that will support them as they embark on their independent research careers.

During their tenure, Beckman Scholars will have many opportunities to present their research in research talks and posters during the summer programs and at national meetings, and Scholars should work with their research mentors to prepare publication(s) for peer-reviewed journals.

Scholar Stipend

Academic year: $4,600

Each summer: $6,800


Scientific Meeting Travel and Research Supplies

Research Supplies: $1,600

Funding for Conference: $1,200

Research through the program will be conducted under the guidance of one of the fourteen faculty mentors in Biological Sciences, the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, and Physics. Please see the Faculty Mentor page for the list of potential faculty mentors.

Funding for Faculty Mentors

Research Supplies: $3,800

Funding for Conference: $1,200


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be one of the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, and Physics.
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time RU-Newark student in the first year through junior year
  • Must be US Citizen, Permanent Resident or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Status
  • Must have some research experience
  • Must currently work with (or be interested in working with) one of the 14 Beckman Scholars Program Faculty Mentors
  • Must intend to pursue a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD

The Beckman Scholars program places equal emphasis on merit, diversity, equity, and inclusion during Scholar Selection.

If you have any questions about eligibility or program details, please contact the Program Coordinator.