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.
- 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
- Higher preference for scholarships if admitted into Temple University
Interested in applying?
There will be a virtual informational session Saturday, December 20 at 11 am.
Program Timeline – Summer 2023:
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 2023. 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, November 14th|
Applications due: Friday, January 27th
|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.||Week of February 13th|
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, February 24th|
|Program Start Date: Students are expected to attend orientation with program organizers.||Monday, June 19th|
|Educational Webinars: Occur periodically (twice per month) until the conclusion of the program.||TBD|
Orientation: Friday, June 16th
|Research Symposium: Will be held in-person. Posterboard presentation, judged and awards provided.||TBD|
Thursday, August 17th
10 minute presentations for each student
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