The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation in Irvine, California, has announced the 2017 class of Beckman Young Investigators.
Selected from a pool of more than three hundred applicants after a three-part review led by a panel of experts, the eight scientists will each receive grants of approximately $600,000 over four years. The program is designed to support promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, with a focus on fostering the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that open new avenues of scientific research. This year's cohort includes Victor Acosta (University of New Mexico), Jeremy Baskin (Cornell University), Pamela Chang (Cornell), Dan Fu (University of Washington), Erik Grumstrup (Montana State University), A. Fatih Sarioglu (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jose Rodriguez (University of California, Los Angeles), and Bo Wang (Stanford University).
"We are excited to support these amazing researchers," says Anne Hultgren, executive director of the Beckman Foundation. "The foundation is committed to helping launch our next generation of talented scientists by giving them the funding and flexibility they need to pursue novel areas of study that have the potential for revolutionary breakthroughs."