STEM Research Scholars

Our STEM Research Fellows will design their own research study alongside a graduate-level mentor


The Research Scholars Program empowers high school students to create their own research questions, navigate academic literature, and use various investigative methods. Scholars participate in collaborative virtual sessions while receiving support from a graduate-level mentor. Prior research experience is not required.

Highlights include:

  • Mentoring by a graduate-level researcher in psychology or neuroscience
  • Hands-on experience in all aspects of psychological research.
  • Exposure to the ethical principles of research.
  • Opportunities for collaboration with peers.
  • Presentation of findings to the wider community.

The Research Program


First Semester: Discovering Your Passion and Building Foundations

Month 1-2: Orientation and Introduction


Welcome students, introduce FLi Sci’s mission, values, and expectations.


Introduction to various scientific fields and career paths through guest lectures.


Ice-breaking activities to build a supportive community within the program.

Month 3 – 4: Exploration and Skill Development


Workshops on identifying personal interests and passions within the realm of science.

Interactive sessions

Interactive sessions with scientists from diverse backgrounds sharing their journeys.

Skill development

Skill development sessions: scientific method, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork.

Month 5 – 6: Connecting with FLi Sci Allies


Introduce students to potential FLi Sci Allies (PhD and MD students) from various scientific disciplines.


Initial meetings between scholars and mentors to discuss potential research areas.


Match each scholar with a mentor based on shared research interests.

Ready to become a scholar?

Second Semester: Designing Personalized Research Projects

Month 1 – 2: Research Project Design


Workshops on research methodologies, literature review, and experimental design.

Proposal writing

Proposal writing workshops to help scholars outline their research projects.


One-on-one sessions with FLi Sci Allies to refine research questions and project ideas

Month 3 – 4: Project Development and Implementation

Hands on

Hands-on laboratory and field experiences guided by FLi Sci Allies.


Regular meetings with mentors to track progress, troubleshoot challenges, and refine methodologies.


Ethical considerations in research and responsible conduct of research workshops.

Month 5 – 6: Data Analysis and Presentation Skills

Data Collection

Data collection, analysis, and interpretation sessions.


Workshops on scientific communication: creating compelling presentations and writing research papers.


Practice sessions for research project presentations within the FLi Sci community.

Ready to become a scholar?