Details for Your Research and Development Plan:
Upload ONE PDF document that consists of your plan plus references. Your plan should be organized as shown below and should be a maximum of five pages, plus any number of additional pages for your list of references/bibliography.
- Introduction – 500 words maximum describing your general research area.
- Objectives and Significance – One page maximum on your research plan for your time at Beckman, and why these research objectives are important. This section may include background literature discussion and explanation of hypothesis, problem statement, and/or technological goals.
- Research and Development Plan – Two pages maximum on your work plan for your next 3 years at the Beckman Institute.
This section should include:
- a description of the research activities that you intend to accomplish (e.g., methods, data collection, modeling and simulation, experiments, analyses)
- a description of the related broader impact activities that you intend to accomplish (e.g., educational outreach, community engagement, museum exhibit design, artistic collaborations, science journalism, science policy development)
- an explanation of how this plan helps you develop your career; the research plan should act as your own individual development plan.
- Innovation – One page maximum on why your prior training and proposed research and development plan is innovative and creates new collaborations or strengthens existing collaborations at the Beckman Institute. If you are applying to the Carle-Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows program, include collaborations at Carle Foundation Hospital.
- Relevance – 500 words maximum on why the Beckman Institute is the best home for your research and development plan. If you are applying for the Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, also explain why Carle Foundation Hospital is the best home for your translational biomedical research.
- Bibliography/References (not part of the five-page limit) - List of peer-reviewed papers cited in your research and development plan.