Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN.
Type Basic Science Research, Clinical Research, Test Preparation
Deadline February 1, 2012


The Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program provides an opportunity for undergraduates to experience first-hand the research that is advancing our understanding of both normal biology and human disease, and the opportunity to develop new therapies and cures to the illnesses that face our society. Students are mentored through an independent research project that will conclude with a formal presentation at the end of the summer. The laboratory research project is complemented by activities organized by the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy. These include:

  • Research seminars
  • GRE preparation
  • Enrichment sessions
  • Social activities

Research internships are carried out over nine weeks in the summer.


Eligible applicants are:

  • Minority scholars who are members of federally-recognized groups underrepresented in the sciences (Native American, African-American, Hispanic/Latino/Chicano-American and American of Pacific Island origin)
  • US citizens or permanent residents

We are particularly interested in applicants who are in their junior year of undergraduate studies and who are interested in a research career.



More Information

Program Coordinator
Cathleen Williams
Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN 37235-0301
Phone: 1-800-810-8993