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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 $500 by the end of the program.

Program Highlights:

  • Competitive stipend of $500.00
  • Travel assistance (if needed) 
  • One-on-one mentorship from an established investigator  
  • Introduction to graduate-level research
  • Skill-building workshops


Applications: Creation and distribution of applications for high school students and research advisors will be sent via email.  Applications due: Friday, February 19th
Information Session: An informal Q&A webinar on program details, faculty presentations, and general highlights and expectations for SPROUT.Sunday, March 28
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 1, 9-11 am &
Sunday, April 11, 12-4pm
15 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. Tuesday, April 27
Program Start Date: Students are expected to attend orientation with program organizers. Wednesday, June 9th
Educational Webinars: Occur periodically (twice per month) until the conclusion of the program. Tentative Dates
Research Symposium: Will be held in-person or virtually. Posterboard presentation, judged and awards provided.Thursday, August 19th

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