The Vanderbilt International Summer Research Program 2015

The Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy (VISRA) is an international scholar program that supports international undergraduate students who desire a taste of biomedical research at a high caliber US University. 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.

You can find a complete list of all Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty here. The 2015 program will run from June 8 until August 1, 2015.

Applicants should have:

  • a strong desire to pursue an advanced (PhD) degree and should be highly motivated to learn,
  • completed at least 2 years of university studies, achieving high grades,
  • excellent English language skills.

Applicants cannot be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The Program covers:

  1. Round-trip airplane ticket,
  2. Transportation to and from the Nashville airport,
  3. Housing,
  4. A stipend of $3,000.00 to help you pay other expenses (meals, local transportation, etc.) during VISRA,
  5. Health insurance as required to meet US immigration regulations.

Application deadline is 15 January 2015. To apply, please use the electronic application here. For more information, please, visit the official webpage.