Student Exchange Program
Max-Kade Foundation Scholarship for Students on Bachelor- or Master level (2014 – 2022)
The Max Kade Foundation (MKF, www.maxkadefoundation.org) supports an international research exchange between Vanderbilt and Leipzig Universities. Specifically, MKF provides funds of three undergraduate students from each university to conduct a 10 week summer internship at the respective partner university (May – December). The Max Kade Foundation Scholarship Program is open for highly motivated and excellent foreign applicants with a BSc, MSc or equivalent degrees (obtained during the past year).
Offering Research Internship
This is a call for collaborative projects between Vanderbilt and Leipzig University in 2021. Undergraduate students, master students (LU), junior graduate students (LU/VU) may travel from/to Leipzig/Vanderbilt. We take care of administration and travel/accommodation costs and if necessary a weekly stipend. We encourage collaborative projects that use a technology not present on the other campus – i.e. send your student over to learn a new technology and collect some cool data with it. More details are given in the attached template. We ask you to identify a mentor in your lab, who would like to mentor a young junior scientist from Vanderbilt this fall.
Deadline is July 15, 2021. Please submit your project description to Carie Fortenberry () and Anett Albrecht ().
The Max Kade Foundation (MKF, www.maxkadefoundation.org) supports an international research exchange between Vanderbilt and Leipzig Universities. Specifically, MKF provides funds of three undergraduate students from each university to conduct a 10 week summer internship at the respective partner university. Travel costs up to $2000 and a weekly stipend of $300 are provided. We target students that will begin their 3rd or 4th year of education at their home institution after the MKF summer internship, i.e. rising junior and rising senior students at Vanderbilt University or students that are master students or begin the last year of bachelor studies at Leipzig University.
To select the recipients of the stipend, we collect research project descriptions from the twenty core laboratories that support the collaboration between Vanderbilt and Leipzig Universities. Descriptions are provided by the graduate student or post-doctoral mentor who will advise the undergraduate student and must be understandable to undergraduate students. It is encouraged that the undergraduate student conducts research on the same or a related project in the laboratory of a collaborating investigator at their home institution during the academic year before or after their MKF internship.
Undergraduate students from both institutions will be invited to apply for internships at the respective partner university. Application materials include a rank list of the desired projects, CV, an unofficial transcript of courses taken including the current GPA, a statement summarizing past research experience and the motivation to pursue research on this project, and the desired time frame. Up to three candidates from each university are selected by reviewing the application materials and conducting personal interviews.
Internship offer_Max Kade Scholarship
Internship offer in Leipzig for Undergraduate Students from Vanderbilt University
Internship offer in Nashville for Master Students from Leipzig University
The applicant is required to compile a single pdf document including the Application letter, a CV, an unofficial transcript of courses including the current GPA, a statement summarizing past research experience and the motivation to pursue research on this project.
The exchange will be administrated by Carie Fortenberry (VU, ) and Anett Albrecht (LU, ) including organization of housing and VISA. Please submit your projects to both e-mail addresses.
Application letter_Max Kade Scholarship
Report template_Max Kade Scholarship
Announcement DAAD RISE
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) announced a new call for its program “Research Internships in Science and Engineering” (RISE) for summer internship. Please visit for more information the DAAD RISE program.
Students and researchers from Leipzig and Vanderbilt Universities with an interest in exchange activities with the other partner university are kindly asked to contact Mrs. Anett Albrecht () for more information and assistance.