Applicants to the SMIS program will be evaluated based on five criteria including the following:

  1. Record of research of achievement including publications
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Merit of proposed research, in particular, its relevance to the mission of the SMIS program
  4. Evidence of interdisciplinary work in previous research
  5. Academic records including undergraduate and graduate GPA and GRE scores

For questions, please contact SMIS Program Administrator (Sofia Gonzales (650) 724-9139;