The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation began funding Fellows programs at the Beckman Institute in 1991, and that support for the Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellows programs continues today. In recent years, scholarship and memorial funds have been created to further support undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers.
Postdoctoral Fellows Program
The Beckman Institute Fellows program is intended for recent Ph.D.s or students
in their final year of doctoral study with research interests relevant to the Beckman
Institute. A competition is held yearly and four to six fellows are selected for
terms of up to three years.
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Graduate Fellows Program
The Beckman Graduate Fellows Program, supported by funding from the Arnold and Mabel
Beckman Foundation, offers University of Illinois graduate students at the M.A.,
M.S., or Ph.D. level the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the
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Carle Foundations Hospital - Beckman Institute Fellows Program
The Carle Foundation Hospital - Beckman Institute Fellow Program is intended for
a recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. interested in conducting oncology-related research
at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Possible areas of
interest include developing imaging systems for the detection and diagnosis of cancer
pathologies; developing nanoparticles as contrast agents and intervention agents
to target tumors; and engineering biological materials (e.g., imaging phantoms,
microfabricated tissue cultures, and animal models of disease) for molecular imaging
investigations of cancer pathologies.
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Nadine Barrie Smith Memorial Fellows Program
In honor of Nadine Barrie Smith’s life and achievements, Nadine’s husband, Andrew
Webb, established the Nadine Barrie Smith Memorial Fund (Fund) which is supported
by Nadine’s family, friends, and colleagues. The Fund provides fellows to female
engineering graduate students who are conducting research in the general field of
medical imaging (e.g., ultrasound, optical, magnetic resonance) at the Beckman Institute
for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Fund is pleased to offer two-$4,000 fellows for Fall 2012. Preference for
awarding the fellows shall be given to students from the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering.
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Senior Fellows Program
Started in 2003, the Senior Fellows Program gives established faculty from other
universities the opportunity to do short-term, onsite, interdisciplinary research
with other Beckman Institute researchers.
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