The SMART Program was launched in 2012 thanks to generous gifts from two Berkeley alumni. Today, 50% of program funding continues to be provided by donor gifts. Gifts to the SMART program are more than matched by University contributions. Each team’s sponsorship provides stipends of up to $5,000 to graduate mentors and $3,500 to undergraduate mentees. Up to $1,000 may also be made available to SMART mentors for travel or research expenses that cannot be covered elsewhere.

Giving opportunities:

$5,000 will sponsor one SMART team

$25,000 may be designated to support students in a specific department or discipline

$100,000 will fully fund one year of the Program

Make your gift today!

SMART news, testimonials, and project profiles are also available.

For questions about supporting SMART teams visit GiveToCal or contact:


Liz Moress

Interim Executive Director of Development
Graduate Division