In Support of Illinois Faculty
The Campus Research Board has played a vital role in fostering the University’s excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities. Launched in 1932, the CRB remains a model for how to administer institutional funds to promote fundamental research, thanks to the support of many generous donors and careful stewardship, oversight, and periodic review. The Research Board has enabled thousands of Illinois faculty members to pursue discovery-driven research, work that ultimately helps to ensure a better and more prosperous future for our nation and the world.
In 1980, Dr. and Mrs. Arnold O. Beckman initiated the Beckman Research Endowment with a major gift to the Campus Research Board and a challenge to the University of Illinois to develop matching private support. In the course of the regular review process, the Board selects projects of special distinction or promise for designation as Arnold O. Beckman Awards. No special application is required.
To view CRB Past Awards, start by choosing a year. Click on the award number to view an abstract summary and a final report, if available.