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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Cardiovascular Research


Program Start Date:  June 11, 2018 (8 - 10 week duration)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Cardiovascular Research provides students the opportunity to perform clinical and basic science research within The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital over the summer period.  Supported by the American Heart Association, the goal is to expose students to active research and education programs within the areas of embryology, physiology, genetics, tissue engineering, gene therapy, clinical surgery and imaging related to the cardiovascular system, and strive to improve therapies and outcomes for pediatric heart diseases.


Program details:

Application Deadline: March 16th, 2018

Notification: April 27th, 2018

Dates of Fellowship: June 11 - August 3, 2018

Duration: 400 hours within 8-10 weeks

Number of Positions Available: 5

Stipend: Up to $4,000



  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student

  • Good academic standing (GPA > 3.0)

  • United States Citizen, or Foreign National holding as student, exchange, or permanent resident visa, including an F1, H1, H1B, J1, PR, TC or TN visa. Awardees must meet American Heart Association citizenship criteria throughout the entire duration of the fellowship award.

  • Applicants must be eligible to receive payment from NCH prior to June 11, 2018. 

For more information, please visit our SURF homepage at http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/aha-surf