DAAD North America: RISE Germany

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD)

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Grant amount: Up to €2,000

Deadline: Dec 18, 2020 2:59pm PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Germany

Location of residency: Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States

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About this funder:



RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.

  • 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
  • Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors
  • German language is not required and the working language will be in English

You can start your internship between May 15 and July 7, 2017 for a duration of three month (minimum stay ten weeks). Generally speaking the start dates in the internship offers are meant as a timeframe. They are somewhat flexible and would be determined between you and your PhD supervisor. Get in touch with the PhD student if you have questions about the dates.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To apply for an internship placement for summer 2019 you must:
    • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada, the UK or Ireland as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field)
    • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement
    • prove that you will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place
  • German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.