Apply for Max Kade Scholarship 2017

/ January 30, 2017/ News

Unique Opportunities in Gaining Research Experience in Germany and USA

The Max Kade Foundation (MKF, 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 in 2017 (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).

Internship offer in Leipzig for Undergraduate Students from Vanderbilt University 

  • Investigation of allosteric modulation of the human Y4 receptor
    Prof. Dr. Annette Beck-sickinger / Mario Schubert (Institute of Biophysics)
  • Preparation of semi-synthetic Chemerin to study cell migration
    Prof. Dr. Beck-Sickinger / Tobias Fischer (Institute of Biochemistry)

Internship offer in Nashville for Master Students from Leipzig University

  • Comparative modeling and ligand docking of Y4 receptor.
    Prof. Dr. Meiler (Center for Structural Biology, Chemical Biology)
  • Designing arrestins with enhanced receptor specificity.
    Prof. Dr. Gurevich (Department of Pharmacology)

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.

Please submit your application materials as a single PDF to Mrs Heather Darling (VU, ) and Mrs. Anett Albrecht (LU, ).

Three candidates from each university are selected by reviewing the application materials and conducting personal interviews.