The Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate 

Research Fellowship Program 

This program made possible by:

Frankel Cardiovascular Center, American Heart Association, & Esperance Family Foundation 

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The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) is pleased to offer an annual 10-week summer undergraduate research fellowship to support undergraduate students interested in basic cardiovascular research. The program starts the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ends the first Friday in August.

The program is jointly funded by the FCVC, Esperance Family Foundation, and American Heart Association (AHA) to offer at least 30 fellowship positions within the program. Each fellow will be notified of their funding source at orientation. 

Each fellow will be matched to a laboratory led by an 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. 

Fellows are expected to work in their mentor’s lab, attend weekly scientific seminar series, participate in organized social events, and present their summer research findings at the End of Summer Symposium through an oral presentation to faculty, staff, and peers. 

The fellowship stipend is paid via bi-weekly paychecks (direct deposit available) at a rate of $15 per hour (pre-tax) for ten weeks of full-time work (40 hours per week). 

The program format and dates may be subject to change pending the current impact of COVID-19 on the community. Visit our COVID-19 page for policies and updates.

F-CVC SURF Program Video .mp4