CU Boulder is a member of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of universities offering summer research programs.  Apply for SMART through its Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP).  You can apply to three Leadership Alliance summer programs with one application.  CU Boulder faculty members choose SMART students from the pool of applicants who select University of Colorado Boulder.

Please go to the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP website for the application and more information.

SMART students apply from all over the US and Puerto Rico

For the 2023 SMART Program, we have included examples of specific project details provided by participating faculty for various STEM disciplines. Please read some sample research project abstracts to understand the sort of work you'll be working on during the 2023 program. How these research projects align with your own academic interests in a Statement of Purpose can only strengthen your application.