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Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART)

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

The SMART program is intended for undergraduate students who are interested in preparing for graduate degrees in science, math and engineering. SMART offers students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and participate in workshops designed to strengthen scientific writing and oral presentation skills.

SMART interns earn upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study, and receive a stipend, room and board, and travel expenses.

Eligibility Requirements: Students Must:

-Be 18 years or older.

-Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

-Be members of racial/ethnic groups severely underrepresented in science, math, and engineering (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native/ Native Pacific Islander), or be first-generation college students who are economically disadvantaged.

-Have completed their second year of undergraduate study (the equivalent of 60 semester credit hours) by June of the year during which they apply.

-Not earn a BA/BS before December of the year they participate.

-Students must apply through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP).

Financial Support: The SMART Program pays program costs. Interns receive:

-Tuition for upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study at the University of Colorado at Boulder

-Room and board for the 10-week program.

-Transportation to and from Boulder, Colorado.

-A competitive stipend

-Living arrangements: Interns live together in University of Colorado housing arranged by program staff. Meals are provided each day.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Colorado, Boulder (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
General Medical & Life Sciences
General Technology
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
STEM Fields

STEM Education

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 2/12/2024
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