Fellowships

 

The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology offers fellowship opportunities each year to undergraduate and graduate students.  The undergraduate student fellowship is for 10-weeks during the summer and consists of a $2,000 stipend while completing a cardiovascular-research related project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The graduate student fellowship is for two years (the 2nd and 3rd years of the PhD program) and is only open to students pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.  This fellowship consists of cross training in engineering, cardiovascular science and entrepreneurship, and includes tuition and stipend support.  Please see the more detailed descriptions below.

 

Undergraduate Student Fellowship: 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.  E-SURP is open to all non-graduating (must be a returning student) UCI undergraduates who are in good academic standing and who have been involved in a research project for at least one quarter before the beginning of the summer. Proposals are prepared by the student applicant and jointly submitted by the student and their faculty mentor.  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.  

 

 

Awardees receive a $2,000 summer stipend and the opportunity to win an additional stipend at the end of the program if their project is selected as either a first, second, or third place winner in the E-SURP Poster Competition. Typically 10 students per year are selected to participate in this program.  Click here for more information or to apply to the E-SURP program.

 

Graduate Student Fellowship: CARE

 

Cardiovascular Applied Research and Entrepreneurship (CARE) training program focuses on training a small number of highly qualified individuals who can produce quality and impactful research in cardiovascular science and technology through cross-training in engineering, cardiovascular science and entrepreneurship. The program takes advantage of a strong existing infrastructure to develop fluency in all three of these “languages,” thus accelerating both the rate of cardiovascular technology development and its translation to the marketplace and patient care. Trainees not only complete the requirements for the doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, but they also gain hands-on cardiovascular science and entrepreneurship experience through components of the program, such as the Clinical Cardiology Short Course, and UCI Business Plan Competition.

 

The CARE training program begins in the second year of the PhD program, and is only open to students pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.  Tuition, stipend, and travel support are provided during the two-year program.  Three new trainees are selected each year.  Click here for more information or to apply to the CARE program.