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Summer Research Program 2022

This program is temporarily paused. Please apply to the VUSE Summer Research Program or VUSRP (links below). Name the professors from the VBC you would like to work with in your application in order to match with them.

VUSE Summer Research Program:



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
  • $6,000/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


  • January 31, 2023 -- Student Application Deadline
  • May 30, 2023 -- Program Start Date
  • August 8, 2023 -- 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 Ms. Alley (Program Coordinator), who can be reached at Please use the following subject line: Question(s) regarding Biophotonics Summer Research.

Application deadline: January 31, 2023.
Program dates for 2023: May 30, 2023 - August 8, 2023