VISRA Undergrad Program

The Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy was created for international students looking to gain biomedical research experience at a top-tier US research institution.

We have created two sessions of this program – one during Vanderbilt's academic break (June and July) and one during Southern Hemisphere summer months (January and February).  If you are selected for this highly competitive program, you will be matched with a Vanderbilt faculty scientist and you will work on a research project in their lab during your time at Vanderbilt.  Program participants will present their research at the end of the summer.


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June - July Session


Participants in the Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy conduct a research project from June until July under the supervision of a Vanderbilt faculty scientist.

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January - February Session



This session of VISRA was created specifically for students who cannot, because of a different academic calendar, participate in the June to July session. 

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