SMART Graduate Student Mentor Support

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OUR is pleased to offer funding through the SMART progras for graduate student mentors who mentored undergraduates as part of this program.


Only current graduate students in good academic standing who mentor an undergraduate in the SMART program are eligible to apply. Graduate students who have exhausted their lifetime cap of $1000 are not eligible.


Graduate mentors may receive up to $500 for mentoring during the summer with a lifetime cap of $1000.

Application Process

The mentor must submit the online application.

Application Deadline

For mentoring in the Summer, August 15.

Graduate Student Mentor Award

OUR has developed a non-compensated award to recognize graduate student mentoring called the Graduate Student Mentor Award (GSMA). Recipients of a GSMA will be recognized by OUR at either OUR’s Fall Reception or at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research. If you would like to be considered for a GSMA, you will need to submit that application form.