IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced its final call
Presented annually, the award recognizes an individual who has made and is continuing to make significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research; particularly through the development of an innovative technology or fundamental scientific breakthrough that has been applied to, aided and/or improved the vision sciences. The award, totaling $500,000, is distributed as a $400,000 grant to the researcher's institution and a $100,000 prize paid directly to the recipient, along with a commemorative gold medallion.
The 2019 Beckman-Argyros nomination application is now open. Nominations and application materials are due by Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. "With the selection of the 2019 Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research recipient, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will have supported six transformative vision researchers and provided 3 million dollars in support of vision research," explained Dr. Anne Hultgren, Beckman Foundation's Executive Director.
Former award recipients, in order of award: Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, Case Western Reserve University; David R. Williams, PhD, University of Rochester; Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; James G. Fujimoto, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Located in Irvine, California, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation supports U.S. researchers and U.S. nonprofit research institutions in making the next generation of breakthroughs in chemistry and the life sciences. Founded in 1978 by 20th century scientific instrumentation pioneer Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, the Foundation supports institutions and scientists whose creative, high-risk, and interdisciplinary research will lead to innovations and new tools and methods for scientific discovery. For more information, visit http://www.beckman-foundation.org/.
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