Science, Mathematics, and Research Transformation (SMART)

Science, Mathematics, and Research Transformation (SMART)

ASEE is the administrator of the SMART Scholarship for Service Program on behalf of the Department of Defense.  The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program is a scholarship program in which academically excellent students pursuing degrees in disciplines of particular interest to the Department of Defense receive funding for full tuition, related educational fees, and living expenses and are then placed in civilian laboratory positions upon graduation. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Participants in the SMART Scholarship for Service Program receive:

  • Annual stipend ranging from $25,000 - $41,000
  • Full tuition and related educational fees
  • Health insurance reimbursement allowance
  • Book allowance 
  • Summer internships (multi-year participants)
  • Post-graduation career opportunities

For additional information on eligibility, application procedures, and more, please visit

Dean John A. Knauss 2010 Marine Policy Fellowships

This National Sea Grant College Federal Fellows Program was established in 1979 to provide a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in marine/ocean/Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.  It is open to all students enrolled in a graduate or professional program in a marine- or aquatic-related field at a US-accredited institution of higher learning.  The fellowship allows students to share their expertise with policy makers in Washington, DC and provides a first-hand look at how science is used in the policy arena and how decisions are made.  For complete details, visit  Contact: Woods Hole Sea Grant Program at