Monday, February 13, 2017

Call for Undergraduate Applications for SMART 2017 - by 2/24/2017

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART)

Summer 2017 Program for UCB Undergraduate Students
May 26 - August 4, 2017

Application Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017.
SMART Website and Application Materials:

2017 SMART Program Undergraduate Application Informational Meetings:
Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall; and
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall.

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student professional development and foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Each graduate student participant will receive a summer stipend ranging from $1,000 to $5,000; each undergraduate participant will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500 for approximately 200 hours of work. (Undergraduate students should note that this stipend may affect the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive in summer 2017.)

To be eligible to apply for this program, you must meet the following requirements:
1) You must be a UC Berkeley undergraduate student in good academic standing at the time of application.
2) Undergraduate students from any UC Berkeley academic department or program are eligible to apply; freshmen and sophomores who have not yet declared their majors are also eligible to apply. Students who graduated in December 2016 or will graduate in May 2017 are not eligible to apply.
3) If you applied in the past and were not selected to be a SMART mentee, you are welcome to apply again. Former SMART mentees are not eligible to apply.
\More detailed information about the application essay is included in the application form.
Information about the SMART Program and a link to the undergraduate application form are located on the SMART website at
Application Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017.
For more information about the 2017 SMART Program, visit the SMART website at or contact Sarah Macdonald, NSF-SMART Postdoctoral Fellow, at