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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

2017 Beckman Scholars Program


Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.


Institutional Eligibility:  The Beckman Scholars Program application is limited submission, by invitation only. 


PI Eligibility:  The applying institution will designate one contact person for communications concerning its application and award. Institutional award recipients will be responsible for administering the program as well as submitting financial reports, reports of academic standing, coordinating the submittal of scholar reports, mentor reports, and institutional reports for each term of the institutional award cycle.


The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).


Proposal Limit: 1


PROGRAM PURPOSE:  The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to provide an in-depth, sustained undergraduate research experience in chemistry, biochemistry, biological, and medical sciences, or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects, for exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students at accredited US four-year colleges and universities; young people who ultimately will become prominent leaders in their scientific and professional pursuits. The Program’s financial support for a student and mentor over 15 continuous months of research, in conjunction with the Annual Beckman Symposium, offers an academically stimulating and unique educational experience.


PROGRAM AWARDS: Since 1998, 110 different universities or colleges have received Institutional Beckman Scholar awards, which have in turn supported 1,203 student and mentor teams. Each Institutional Award spans a three year period, with 1-3 student/mentor teams selected by the institution each year depending on its Carnegie Classification.


Institutional 2017 Beckman Scholars Awards will be made to support approximately 10 universities and colleges, for an anticipated total of 60 undergraduate students over the three year period. The Foundation plans to announce the awards in late December 2016.




March 22, 2016

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 


Send email of intent to

March 25, 2016

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.


All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.


Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.


The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.  Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.

If you have any questions, please contact:  or 979.862.2233.


April 15, 2016

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

June 15, 2016

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (due by 7:00 p.m. CDT)



Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.