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AHA Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCVR) in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducts innovative, mechanistic-based research to improve therapies and outcomes for infants and children with heart diseases and promote cardiovascular health in children and adults.

Undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities across the country interested in exploring careers in medicine, biomedical research and bioengineering in a cutting-edge research environment can experience and support CCVR research firsthand during a 10-week, paid summer research opportunity on the AWRI campus.

The application portal will close at 11:59PM on March 26, 2023.

2023 Program Eligibility
  • To be eligible for this program, an undergraduate student must be classified at junior or senior academic status at the time of award activation, or may complete the fellowship immediately following graduation.
  • A student who was previously supported by an AHA student fellowship may apply for an additional fellowship in a subsequent year. However, a student who has been supported by two AHA undergraduate fellowships is no longer eligible to apply. An application for a second undergraduate fellowship should be well-justified.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time or a recent graduate of an undergraduate degree program at a four-year college or university.
  • At the time of application, student must be a United States citizen, or foreign national holding a student, exchange or permanent resident visa, including an F-1, H1, H1B, J1, PR, or TN. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status requires additional AHA approval to apply. Send an email to with an explanation of the student’s status and a statement of support from the sponsor.
  • Students are not required to reside in the U.S. for any period of time before beings supported by applying for American Heart Association funding.
  • Students may not hold funds from AHA Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease given by AHA Professional Councils at the same time as they are supported by an AHA Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training.
  • Trainee Stipend/Salary: $6,000 per student for the 10-week research experience.