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 2022 F-CVC SURF application is closed.


Thank you for your patience with our award and non-award email notifications. All fellowship positions have been filled and all announcements have been circulated.

We plan on hosting this program in the summer of 2023. The application will open in December 2022.

Exact program dates are subject to change pending the COVID-19 pandemic.

F-CVC SURF will expect all fellows to abide by the University of Michigan Health System guidelines related to COVID-19. This includes mandatory vaccinations and daily screening through ResponsiBLUE.

Faculty, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, which includes receiving all series of a vaccine and any additional boosters when eligible. Individuals must have completed, or received at least the initial dose of, the COVID-19 vaccination and submit their proof of vaccination information to U-M. Individuals are expected to complete their vaccination series according to the recommended schedule, including any boosters, and must report when they have done so.

Visit our COVID-19 page for University of Michigan Health System policies and guidelines related to COVID-19.


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 in the summer of 2022. The program is expected to start the Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and end August 5, 2022.

Program dates are subject to change pending the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is jointly funded by the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (F-CVC), Esperance Family Foundation, and American Heart Association (AHA) to host 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 a F-CVC 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 at the end of the program, present their summer research findings at the End of Summer Symposium where fellows give an oral PowerPoint presentation to faculty, staff and peers.

The stipend will be 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).

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

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