Undergraduate Student Research Program

American Heart Association
Burlingame, CA.
Type Clinical Research
Deadline February 1, 2018


The purpose of this undergraduate research training program is to encourage promising students, including women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, from all disciplines to consider research careers while supporting the highest quality scientific investigation broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.


Undergraduate student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program in either a four-year college or university, or a two-year institution with plans to transfer to a four-year college or university by the fall semester immediately following the summer program.
  • Have junior or senior academic status in the fall of given year.  Students who will graduate in September or before are not eligible.
  • Have completed at least four semesters or six quarters of any combination of the following courses by May: biological sciences (biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology or lab) and/or physics and/or chemistry (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry or lab).
  • Have completed at least one quarter of college level or AP credit calculus, statistics, computational methods or computer science by May.

At the time of application, must have one of the following designations:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Pending permanent resident.  Applicants must have applied for permanent residency and have filed form I-485 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and have received authorization to legally remain in the United States (having filed an Application for Employment Form I-765).
  • J-1 Visa — exchange visitor
  • E-3 Visa — specialty occupation worker
  • H1-B Visa — temporary worker in a specialty occupation
  • TN Visa – NAFTA professional
  • F-1 Visa – student visa

Please see program site to learn about program deadlines and dates.

More Information


American Heart Association, Western States Affiliates Research Department, Western States Affiliate
Burlingame, CA 94010-1317
Phone: 650-259-6700
Fax: 650-259-6891