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


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

For questions about supporting SMART teams contact:

Liz Moress

Executive Director of Development
Graduate Division
510.643.5043
lizmoress@berkeley.edu