The Frankel CVC Summer Undergraduate

Research Fellowship Program

Thank you to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, American Heart Association &

Esperance Family Foundation for funding this program.

The next application cycle will be open in December 2021. Check back then for the application link.

About the FCVC SURF Program

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a 10-week summer undergraduate research fellowship to support undergraduate students interested in basic cardiovascular research. The program starts the Tuesday after Memorial Day.

Due to the pandemic, exact program dates and format are pending.

Each fellow will be matched to a laboratory led by a FCVC faculty member and participate in nationally recognized research in areas such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure. During the program, students are expected to work full-time in their mentor’s lab, attend the SURF seminar series, and participate in organized social events. At the end of the summer, we host a research symposium in the Danto Auditorium where fellows give an oral presentation on their research findings over the summer.

The stipend is $6,000 (pre-tax) and paid through bi-weekly paychecks. Fellows are expected to work 40 hours/week for ten weeks. For more information, please see the Applicant Information page.

If you would like to make a donation to support this undergraduate fellowship program, please click here. Thank you for your support!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exact program dates and format are pending. Visit our FAQ page for specific program guidelines related to COVID-19. We also encourage you to follow COVID-19 updates from the University of Michigan Office of Research.

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