Biochemistry student receive DAAD Rise award

CAFNR student Lara Stefani, biochemistry, received the DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering award to study abroad in Germany.

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students- whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover everyday costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year.

RISE Germany internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the United States and Canada, with the program extended to the United Kingdom in 2009. In 2018, we welcome students from Ireland for the first time. Our objective remains to promote student exchange to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering, and life sciences and to motivate undergraduate students to learn more about Germany’s research landscape and study opportunities.

Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field). DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses, and travel expenses to and from Germany. Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors.