International Cooperation: Max-Kade Foundation extends the international fellowship program between Nashville and Leipzig

/ February 1, 2017/ News

The Center of Structural Biology (Vanderbilt University) and the Institute of Biochemistry (Leipzig University) has secured funds for an international fellowship program from the Max Kade Foundation for the period 2017 to 2021.

The Max Kade Foundation takes pride in participating and sponsoring various programs which encourage the exchange of academic ideas among universities and colleges in the United States and in German-speaking countries ( The foundation recently awarded the Vanderbilt-Leipzig research exchange program a second grant to cover the travel and support of six undergraduate student exchanges, as well as two faculty exchanges per year. The students will travel to their respective university and join a research project under a senior supervisor. They will be engaged for ten weeks in the challenging and exciting scientific communities of each institution, while likewise being immersed in rich cultural experiences. During their exchange, the two faculty members will teach short courses which will introduce new technologies and research endeavors not available at the other university.

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