University Hospitals of Cleveland SURE Scholars Program

Apply by February 26, 2024

This program provides unique opportunities for undergraduate students to develop research experience in brain health related to the cardiovascular system under guided mentorship from experts in the field who are AHA awardees. This is a 10-week summer research experience available to up to 4 students per year from under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) fields or careers. Interactive lecture series, both locally in Cleveland and over the internet through our partnering schools, are available, along with facilitated local interaction with other summer undergraduate researchers at Case Western Reserve University.

This program provides a $6,000 stipend to the student, as well as housing on Case Western Reserve University campus. Students are expected to travel to AHA's Scientific Sessions after their summer of research, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Nov. 11-13, 2023, with expenses covered by AHA and laboratory.

Candidates must:

  1. Have expressed an interest in a healthcare- or medical research-related field.
  2. Be a full time undergraduate at the rising sophomore, junior or senior level.
  3. Show evidence of dedication to scholastic excellence.
  4. Be from an under-represented group in science as descripted in the eligibility criteria.
  5. At the time of application, be a US citizen or a foreign national holding a student exchange or permanent resident visa, including F-1, H1, H1B, J1, PR, TC or TN visa.

Interested students should send their letter of interest no later than February 26, 2024 to Andrew A Pieper MD, PhD: [email protected].

of Interest

Each candidate must submit a Statement of Interest to the UHC's SURE Program Director with the following information:

  1. Areas of scientific interest and long-term career goal.
  2. Undergraduate institution and unofficial transcript.
  3. Personal identification as belonging to an underrepresented group in science.
  4. Assurance that the student is a US citizen or foreign national, holding a student, exchange or permanent resident visa, including an F-1, H1, H1B, J1, PR, TC or TN visa.
  5. Any research experience, including previous lab projects, presentation, publications, participation in programs.
  6. Specific investigators at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals or the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center identified as being of potential interests.