Doctoral students from all departments and schools are invited to apply for the SMART (Student Mentoring and Research Teams) Program for summer 2017.

The Graduate Division’s innovative SMART Program enables doctoral students to provide mentored research opportunities to undergraduate students. It is designed to broaden the professional development of doctoral students and to foster research skills and forge paths to advanced studies for undergraduates at UC Berkeley. The 2017 SMART Program will run from May 26 to August 4, 2017.

Each graduate mentor, working under the guidance of a faculty adviser, will receive a summer stipend ranging from $1,000 to $5,000; each undergraduate mentee will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500 for approximately 200 hours of work. Limited funds may be available for successful applicants for travel or research expenses that cannot be covered elsewhere.

Doctoral students selected as SMART mentors must complete the one-unit course, Mentoring in Higher Education (GSPDP 301), during spring semester 2017 (Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5 pm).

Deadline for Graduate Mentor Applications: Monday, November 21, 2016. Information about the SMART Program and a link to the graduate mentor application form are located on the SMART website.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Macdonald, NSF-SMART Postdoctoral Fellow.