St. Louis Summer Immersion Program (SLSIP) Opportunity

The Saint Louis Summer Immersion Program (SLSIP) is looking for Neuroscience research opportunities for underrepresented high school graduates (many of whom completed the Young Scientist Program last summer). SLSIP is funded by an R25 and directed by Drs. Christina Gurnett, Linda Richards, Jenn Strahle, and Rafael Galindo.  The program will run from June 3rd – July 26th.   Research labs/groups should ideally have a graduate student or post-doc who can be the primary mentor/contact. These rising undergraduate students are exceptionally well trained and highly qualified—many are going to top notch undergraduate institutions, including Stanford and Spelman.

The basics of the program include:

·         Matching you with a student or you may request a particular student (i.e. a second summer for a YSP graduate who worked with you in summer 2023).  

·         Students are graduates of the Young Scientists Program who are now rising undergraduates.

·         Students are expected to work ~40hr per week and give an oral presentation at the end.

·         Didactic coursework in Neuroscience, including journal club, career development seminar series, peer mentoring from undergraduate researchers.

·         Pending COVID restrictions, students may have the opportunity to observe clinical rotations.

·         Student training (HIPAA, EH&S, and IRB) will be overseen by the program.

·         Stipends will be covered by the SLSIP. There is no cost to you.

Please let us know if you are interested in hosting a student in your research laboratory/group by responding to Ashley Roberts (  We appreciate your support and look forward to your continued partnership.