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
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
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 Spring
Call for Proposals. Students
receiving adequate funding from departmental or other sources can
submit an application for an E-SURP Honorary Fellowship.
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
Students supported by UROP must adhere to UCI's
rules for the responsible
conduct of research, use of humans
as experimental subjects,
of laboratory animals, as well as patents and copyrights.
Additional research conduct guidelines and appropriate
forms are available at the following Web site: http://www.research.uci.edu/.