SMART Program Bolsters Quality of STEM Talent in Defense Civilian Workforce

May, 2019
IDA document: D-10521
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Documents , Human Capital
Division: Science and Technology Division , Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Asha Balakrishnan, James Belanich See more authors
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) is a Department of Defense (DoD) program that provides scholarships for higher education students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program’s goal is to recruit and retain highly educated and talented STEM students in the DoD civilian science and engineering (S&E) workforce. For each year of scholarship, scholars commit to working for one year as civilians in DoD laboratories, research and development (R&D) centers, and facilities.