E-SURP

Edwards Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP)

 

The Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) provides funding for UCI undergraduates who are conducting summer research projects under the guidance of UCI faculty mentors who are associated with the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology. The program offers students the opportunity to become immersed in a cardiovascular-related research topic for a full-time ten-week period, or the equivalent of 400 hours.

"E-SURP was an amazing experience. I not only learned a lot about stem cells and cardiomyocytes derived from stem cells but also cell related techniques like flow cytometer. Additionally, I sharpened personal skills like planning ahead and critical thinking.
- Roger Tu, 2013 E-SURP First Place Poster Competition Winner

 

Students can apply for funding by submitting a proposal during the E-SURP Call for Proposals in the Spring Quarter of each academic year. E-SURP is open to all non-graduating (must be a returning student) UCI undergraduates who are in good academic standing and who will have been involved in a research project for at least one quarter before the beginning of the Summer. Proposals should be prepared by the student applicant and jointly submitted by the student and a faculty member.

 

E-SURP Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis, based on recommendations by the E-SURP Selection Committee. Fellows are awarded a maximum $2,000 stipend in support of their time and efforts conducting a summer research project or creative activity. Requests can be for less than $2,000 if other funding sources are contributing to the student’s summer stipend. These funds are NOT intended to support such expenditures as the purchase of research-related materials and supplies, but students could use part of their stipends for such items. Requests for project-related supplies can be submitted in response to UROP’s Call for Proposals. Students receiving adequate funding from departmental or other sources can submit an application for an E-SURP Honorary Fellowship.

 

I'd have to say that it was a blast! I can't think of a more rewarding way to spend my time in the summer than working with some of the smartest people in the world on some of the most important problems of our day.
- Chase Davis, 2012 E-SURP First Place Poster Competition Winner

 

Students who receive the E-SURP Fellowship can enroll in summer courses, upon receiving approval from their faculty mentors, as long as they meet the 400-hour minimum requirement of the fellowship. E-SURP is administered by the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

 

 

 

Application Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2017