Student Research Opportunities - Eastern States

Review this page for additional local research programs and opportunities offered through the American Heart Association. These are only available to eligible applicants in the following states:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. 

Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program

Summer fellows and medical students participate in Founders research program.

The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered. Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at the time of application submission.

Application deadline:  Tuesday, February 4, 2020

5 p.m. E.S.T.

Award activation:  Fellowships of $5,000 each are available for a 10-week period during the summer of 2020.

The following is required for application to this program:

• Program Description and Application Form (Word document)

• Faculty Recommendation Form (Word document)

Medical Student Fellowship Program

The purpose of the grant is to encourage medical students to consider a career in cardiovascular research. The need for new researchers in the health sciences, from basic science to human behaviors, is critical. This program is designed to provide students at the crossroads of career choices an opportunity to experience research first hand with an established investigator.

Awards for student stipends are made for 12 months for $22,000 per year which includes 10% indirect cost.

Application deadline:  Wednesday, December 4, 2019

5 p.m E.S.T.

Award activation:  between July 1 and September 1, 2020 for 12 months

The following is required for application to this program:

• Program Description and Application Form (Word document)


For more information on these student programs, please contact:

Mary Gonzalez
American Heart Association
Research Department
Phone: 212-878-5900