Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research Application Instructions

Applications for the 2018 Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research are no longer being accepted. The application period ended at 5:00 PM Central Time on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.


The application package consists of an online form, personal statement, CV, and two letters of reference. If you still have questions after reading through this page, please e-mail awards@beckman.illinois.edu.

Applicant must be a current graduate student in good standing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, be enrolled in a degree program (M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.), and have as a research advisor a faculty member at the Beckman Institute.


The following four items must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM Central Time on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Late or multiple submissions will not be accepted. Awards will be announced on or around March 30, YYYY.

Application Steps

(1) Fill Out Application Form

Applicants must fill out the online application form (NetID and password are required). The form also allows for the electronic submission of your supporting documents: (Curriculum Vitae and Research Project).

The Application Form is currently closed.

(2) Curriculum Vitae

A current curriculum vitae must be submitted as an Adobe PDF file using the upload form mentioned above.

(3) Research Plan/Personal Statement

A description of proposed research project to be pursued. This section should not exceed three single spaced pages, excluding references. The research plan must be submitted as an Adobe PDF file using the upload form mentioned above. A statement must be included in either the letter from the faculty member or the research proposal that indicates the specific role that the student will play in the research. The successful proposal will be understandable to a broad audience.

(4) Two letters of reference

You must request two letters of reference from UIUC faculty members familiar with your work. One of these letters should be from your Beckman Institute research advisor. Because the Beckman Institute continually seeks to foster interdisciplinary work, we prefer your second letter to be from a faculty member in a different home department than your research advisor. Please have your references either email letters to awards@beckman.illinois.edu or send them on official letterhead under separate cover to the address below.

Address for Submissions

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Attn: Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
405 North Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801 USA


Questions?

Thank you for your interest in the Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research. If you still have questions after reading through this page, please e-mail: awards@beckman.illinois.edu.