Founders Affiliate Student Research Opportunities

Updated:Sep 7,2016

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


Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship 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. (Pictured is Meredith Benson, former undergraduate summer research award recipient and Founders Affiliate predoctoral fellowship awardee at NYU Medical Center.)

Application deadline:  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5 p.m. E.S.T.
Award activation: Fellowships of $5,000 each are available for a 10-week period during the summer of 2017.

The following is required for application to this program:
• Program Description and Application Form (Word document)
• Faculty recommendation form (Word document)
See the undergraduate student awardees for Summer 2016 (PDF)

Founders Affiliate Medical Student Research 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: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5 p.m E.S.T.
Award activation: July 1, 2017

The following is required for application to this program:

• Program Description and Application Form (Word document)
• See the Medical Student Awardee for 2016 (PDF)

For more information on these student programs, please contact:
Mary Gonzalez
American Heart Association Founders Affiliate
Research Department
Phone: 212-878-5900

Founders Affiliate Research Saves Lives
When we fund the best science-based research projects, we're funding the fight against heart disease and stroke. See (PDF) how the grant money has been allocated throughout the affiliate. Also see Founders Research Facts 2015 (PDF).