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.

Graduate CARE Program

Graduate CARE Program

The underlying premise, which forms the foundation of this training program, is a shortage of highly trained scientists with cross-training in three synergistic disciplines: 1) engineering, 2) cardiovascular science, and 3) entrepreneurship. Our primary goal is to train a relatively small number of highly qualified individuals who can produce quality and impactful research in cardiovascular science and technology. Additionally, trainees will also develop an enhanced skill set to assess the translational potential of cardiovascular research, and will thus be able to communicate more effectively with entrepreneurial professionals. This level of “fluency” in entrepreneurship is a unique feature of our training program. Through this fluency, the training program is able to accelerate the development of cardiovascular technology to treat and diagnose cardiovascular disease. We refer to our program as Cardiovascular Applied Research and Entrepreneurship (CARE).

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Edwards Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Edwards Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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 Cardiovascular Innovation and Research Center. 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.

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