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Summer Research Program 2024

The Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center  (VBC) is launching its second summer research program in 2023 and will be bringing students to campus to work closely with VBC faculty on biophotonics-related research projects. The paid 10-week program will provide undergraduates with the opportunity to have first-hand research experience in laboratory research. 

For more information, please see the program poster here. Please also see the FAQs page here.

Insights on the research program from program alumni can be found here.

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  • 10 weeks
  • $8,000/support
  • Several projects to potentially engage in 
    • Note: These are samples of the types of projects you might be assigned to - the faculty will assign the actual project(s) to the student based on skill set and available grants
  • Direct faculty member supervision
  • Work with other faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students


  • February 4, 2024 -- Student Application Deadline
  • June 1, 2024 -- Program Start Date
  • July 31, 2024 -- Program End Date

Application Instructions

In order for your application to be considered, please fill out this application. If you experience technical difficulties while accessing the application, please try using your personal, non-edu email address when applying. 

If you have any further issues, concerns, questions, or inquiries, please direct them to Shawn Boggs (Program Coordinator), who can be reached at Please use the following subject line: Question(s) regarding Biophotonics Summer Research.

Application deadline: February 4, 2024.
Program dates for 2024: June 1, 2024 - July 1, 2024