Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART)

The University of Colorado Boulder offers 10-week summer research internships for rising juniors and seniors through the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program. The program aims to improve access to STEM research for racial/ethnic groups which are underrepresented in science, math, and engineering (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native/ Native Pacific Islander), and for first-generation college students who are economically disadvantaged. Students with disabilities are also welcome to apply. The internships provide hands-on experience in research and an introduction to graduate education at a leading research university. Fifteen to twenty undergraduates from institutions nationwide take part in this challenging and informative program each summer.

SMART interns conduct research projects in science, math, and engineering fields under the guidance of a faculty mentor and see firsthand graduate student life at a major institution.

Interns also interact in the social environment of a large university and in a community of underrepresented peers.

For the 2021 SMART Program, first priority will be given to eligible applicants who apply to and are accepted by the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). SMART students will be selected by CU faculty from the pool of accepted applicants to the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP. Please go to the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP website for more information on how to register and apply.

SMART 2021 Program Dates: May 31 - August 6