About the SURE Program

SURE and HBCU Scholars pause for a photo at AHA Scientific Sessions 2019A more diverse science workforce can help address inequities in health care delivery and outcomes.

The SURE program supports individuals from underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine (STEMM) fields or careers.

These groups include but are not limited to:

  • Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • Those from social disadvantage backgrounds
  • Those with disabilities

Undergraduates meeting eligibility criteria and possibly interested in STEMM careers can apply.

The AHA is partnering with some learning institutions to provide research experience and mentoring to these underrepresented students. Students collaborate with a laboratory or mentor connected to the AHA, whether member, grant recipient or advocate, to conduct research that fits the AHA mission. The summer program lasts 8 to 10 weeks, from May or June to August. A virtual component allows students to participate in programs from other hosts.

The institutions provide a suggested training plan that includes:

  • Research experience
  • Curriculum, including compliance training, responsible conduct of research and work-life concerns such as stress and time management.
  • Other

AHA Benefits include:

  • $6,000 stipend
  • Travel expenses (primarily air travel)
  • Stipend for housing (for non-local students) – (If institution provides it)
  • Opportunity to attend AHA Scientific Sessions – All expenses paid
  • Networking and other resources

2024 Holidays

AHA offices will be closed:                                    Altum/Proposal Central will be closed:
Jan. 1 Sept. 2   Jan. 1 July 4
Jan. 15 Nov. 28 & 29   Jan. 15 Sept. 2
May 27 Dec. 23-27   Feb. 19 Oct. 14
July 4     May 27 Nov. 28 & 29

    June 19 Dec. 23-27