The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation provides grants to researchers and non-profit research institutions in chemistry and the life sciences, to promote scientific discoveries and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research. Each of the Foundation's program areas are described below. The Foundation does not consider proposals that fall outside of these programs.
The Beckman Scholars Program is an invited program for accredited universities and four-year colleges in the United States to provide awards for in-depth undergraduate research experiences and faculty mentoring over two summers and one academic year. The program is designed to advance the education, research training and personal development of excellent students in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences.
The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program is an open program for research institutions across the United States to support postdoctoral scholars who are judged to have the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and who will become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology.
The Beckman Young Investigators (BYI) Program provides four-year grants to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences.