The Frankel CVC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Opportunity Description:

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 after Memorial Day and end August 9, 2022. Exact 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 (FCVC), 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 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 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).


Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 

All students currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university, including graduating seniors, are eligible to apply. However, if you already received a post graduate degree or are in a post-graduate program, you are not eligible. Additionally, applicants must be able to legally work in the United States and be able to complete a background screening and drug testing upon acceptance into the program. The University of Michigan conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be expected to complete the required screening/testing promptly.

If you have any extenuating circumstances, feel free to reach out to the programat

Note on International Students: If you currently have or are able to obtain a visa that allows you to work in the United States and/or a valid EAD card, you are eligible to apply. The fellowship program does not provide administrative assistance to obtain a visa, nor do we provide for visa costs, travel costs, or housing costs. Therefore, please consider these costs before applying. More information about visas and eligibility for employment can be found at Documents proving your visa status will be required for you to be able to accept the award and for you to be employed at the University, if you are ultimately chosen for a fellowship position. Please work with your school's international center for more details.

Application Process: 

Click the link on the homepage to create your SurveyMonkey account and apply! Be sure to review the Application Requirements Checklist before starting and submitting your application. The checklist can be reviewed here.

Application Deadline: 

Monday, January 31, 2022
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