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The Science Preparatory Research Opportunities for Underrepresented Teens (SPROUT) Program aims to provide students with low socioeconomic status (SES) early exposure to graduate-level research education, improve the research enterprise through increased diversity, and prepare and recruit passionate students to Temple University’s College of Science and Technology.

This three-month summer research program aims to bring high school students into the labs at Temple University through an engaging series of workshops, events, and mentoring sessions.

Selected participants will be able to work alongside faculty on a topic of their choice, and as compensation for their contributions, will be given a stipend of $1,000 by the end of the program.

Program Highlights:

  • Competitive stipend of $1,000.00
  • Travel assistance (if needed) 
  • One-on-one mentorship from an established investigator  
  • Introduction to graduate-level research
  • Skill-building workshops

Program Timeline – Summer 2022:

Note: As the CDC leads the national response for COVID-19, Temple University will closely monitor ongoing updates with every student’s health and well-being in mind. Currently, the Science Preparatory Research Opportunities for Underrepresented Teens Program will take place both in person and virtually in Philadelphia for summer of 2022. Selected scholars accepted in the program must be fully vaccinated to participate.

Applications: Creation and distribution of applications for high school students and research advisors will be sent via email.  Distribution:  Monday, January 10th

Applications due: Friday, March 18th
Interviews: Students advancing to the interview process will be prompted to sign up to interview slots spanning three weeks. Students will be able to meet with potential faculty members.Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, April 10
10 minute slots for each student
Announcement of Selection: Students will be notified via email if they will be a part of the program, and connected with mentors. Friday, April 15th
Program Start Date: Students are expected to attend orientation with program organizers. Wednesday, June 22nd
Educational Webinars: Occur periodically (twice per month) until the conclusion of the program. View Here
Research Symposium: Will be held in-person. Posterboard presentation, judged and awards provided.Wednesday, August 17th
10 minute presentations for each student 

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