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Beckman Speaker and Conference Support Fund (USA | life science | chemistry)

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The Beckman Speaker and Conference Support Fund, funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, aims to assist all current Foundation grant awardees in organizing or hosting seminars or conferences at their institutions. If a Beckman Family member serves as a prominent speaker at the event, funding up to $3,000 is available in support of various expenses, including but not limited to speaker travel support, room rental fees, reception costs, food, beverages, and printed materials.


Applications should be submitted by the meeting organizer and must meet the following requirements:

  • The meeting organizer must be a recipient of a program grant, specifically from the Beckman Scholars Program, Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship, Beckman Young Investigator, or Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research Programs.
  • Support will be provided for travel costs for a speaker who is a current or past awardee of the AMBF programs: BSP, BYI, Postdoc, Beckman-Argyros, FIB Milling, Light-Sheet; additionally, Beckman Institute Directors, members of the Scientific Advisory Council, and Board of Directors may also be invited to speak.
  • Costs associated with hosting the event, such as room rental, reception costs, food, beverages, printed materials, etc., are also allowable.
  • The meeting must address advancements in scientific research or issues impacting science.
  • Meetings targeting undergraduate students will be given higher priority for funding.
  • Registration to attend the event should be open to all, when possible.
  • The meeting must be a stand-alone event; satellite meetings at a larger conference will not be funded.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

This grant has rolling submissions. Submit applications at any time.

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