Applications are now open | due November 6, 2019


To be eligible to apply, you must

1) be a first-year (class of 2023) at Vanderbilt University
2) be able to start in the program in the spring of 2020
3) be able to participate in the program during both the summer and fall of 2020.

We believe in bringing individuals with unique perspectives together to promote radical innovation. No prior research experience is necessary, and we also accept students that are already working with in a research environment (providing their project qualifies). There are limited positions available.

The ideal SyBBURE candidate will:

  • use their unique perspective, background, skills, and ideas to strengthen the community

  • have time in their schedules for this additional commitment

  • have a desire to fully engage in all aspects of the program (or to make it better)

  • treat others with kindness and respect

  • value honesty and ethics

  • be willing to put in the effort to do good work

  • take responsibility 



As this is a year-round, long-term research experience, a high level of commitment is expected from students. During the summer, students engage in 10 weeks of full-time (40 hours/week) research and program activities, and, during the academic year, a commitment of 10 hours/week is expected. We meet weekly as a full group for student presentations, training, and team project work throughout the year.


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