SMART Grants are competitive grants awarded to undergraduate students and their faculty mentors who are engaged in collaborative scholarly endeavors. For purposes of these scholarly projects are defined broadly. Students in the natural sciences or social sciences may be involved in empirical research whereas students in the arts and humanities may be involved in producing a portfolio of work. Students in engineering may be involved in a building project whereas students involved in computing sciences may be involved in writing a computer program. We encourage students from all disciplines to apply for funding.
Over the course of several years, the application process for these grants has become increasingly competitive whereas funding continues to be static. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to pay close attention to instructions, address each question thoroughly, and make a compelling argument for both the importance of the scholarship as well as the value for the student of engaging in this scholarship.
Funding for those grant applications that are approved during the spring term will be awarded during the following fall term. Funding for those grant applications that are approved during the fall term will be awarded during the following spring term.
We strongly suggest that you utilize the students worksheet and the faculty recommendation worksheet to prepare your grant application before submitting online. Then click on the "Submit your student application" or the "Submit your faculty recommendation" link below and cut and paste your materials into the online forms.
Submit your student application.
Submit your faculty recommendation.
Student Application Worksheet
Faculty Recommendation Worksheet
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