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Summer Program of Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Training (SPROUT)

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The Summer Program of Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Training (SPROUT) is a 15-week research training program for upper division undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services at Cal State LA.

SPROUT scholars gain real-world experience working on active research with Cal State LA faculty during the summer and following Fall semester. The program also includes professional development workshops, a guest lecture series, a journal club and poster session at a symposium. 

SPROUT is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Education Program and the goals of the program are to:

  • prepare undergraduates interested in research careers to be competitive for placement in graduate research programs;
  • enhance the diversity of researchers to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical needs for health and human services; and
  • foster a better understanding of research career opportunities among undergraduate students at Cal State LA.