Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program

American Heart Association
New York, NY.


The American Heart Association supports highly promising, undergraduate students for full-time research fellowships over a minimum of a ten-week period during the summer. The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered.  The research must be performed within the eight states ofthe Founders Affiliate region which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. 



An eligible student must be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior at the time of application.  Student must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program at the time of application in either a four year college or university.  They must maintain a cumulative GPA ³ 3.0, and have identified an established researcher to serve as a sponsor for the fellowship project. The student must be available for full-time research, and will receive the $5000 fellowship as a stipend.  Payment will be made to the institution for disbursement to the student.  Direct use of award funds to pay tuition is prohibited.  The sponsor will mentor the student to develop and implement a summer research project, and provide all reagents and supplies for its completion. A final report of the project is due to the American Heart Association after the completion of the summer fellowship

More Information

Mary Gonzalez
Research Department, American Heart Association-Founders Affiliate
New York, NY 10168
Phone: 212-578-5900