About 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.

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 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 Program (UROP).

Research Conduct

Students supported by UROP must adhere to UCI's rules for the responsible conduct of research, use of humans as experimental subjects, care 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/.

E-SURP Highlights

10-week summer program

$2,000 stipend

Cutting-edge research on cardiovascular-related projects

Personalized mentoring and training from nationally distinguished faculty

Access to state-of-the-art research facilities and techniques

2019 E-SURP Call for Proposals

Monday, May 6, 2019

View Proposal Form Details

Proposal Writing Workshop: Tuesday April 23, 2019
(3-5 p.m., Calit2 Auditorium)

Proposal Guidelines (PDF)

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See Sample Proposals
About the Edwards Lifesciences Center

The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology was founded in June 2007 with a naming endowment gift from Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. The mission of the center is to create and foster an environment for innovative basic and translational cardiovascular research and training. Features of the Center include shared core resources, training fellowships, a Leadership Council, a focus on translational research, and special events to stimulate research and training activities in the cardiovascular field.

About Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. The company established The Edwards Lifesciences Fund in 2004 to support advancements in knowledge and improvements in quality of life, focusing primarily upon cardiovascular disease and the communities where Edwards Lifesciences' employees live and work.