Our partners

In its first five years RISE – (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) was supported by generous grants from the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Currently, RISE  is supported by the Federal Foreign Office and by many partners. Become one of them!

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the RISE program!

Help DAAD spread the word!

Doctoral students, young researchers, and academics support the program at their institutions. But we receive also assistance from several important professional organizations . They help promote the program among their constituents, assist us in answering more subject-specific questions, and provide information for the fellows about study and research in their subject areas. If you are interested in spreading the word about the RISE program familiy – please contact us!

Support an intern and co-finance the scholarship!

Every year, we receive more offers for research internships from German universities who would like to participate in the RISE Germany program, and more applications from North American and British students, than we can shoulder with our RISE budget.

DAAD has funds for about 140 scholarships, yet for the past seven years, we have been able to invite over 300 RISE participants, thanks to co-operations with, for example, the German Research Foundation, German universities, the ‘Fonds der Chemischen Industrie’ (Association of Chemical Industries), and – last but not least – thanks to Partner-Scholarships offered by  US-American universities and our Canadian partner Mitacs and its Globalink program.  Are you interested in offering co-financing? Please contact us.

Our partners in the USA

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  • ACS (American Chemical Society)
  • DAAD Alumni Association of the USA
  • Drexel University
  • Lehigh University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Smith College
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Rochester
  • Washington State University
  • Yale University

Our partners in Canada

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From Fall 2016 onwards we work together with the Canadian Organisation Mitacs.  Mitacs and the Globalink program  support 100 Canadian students with scholarships.

Our partners in Germany

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  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
  • Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG)
  • Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (www.fz-juelich.de)
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft(www.fraunhofer.de/en)
  • GeoUnion (www.geo-union.de)
  • German Botanical Society (DBG)
  • German Research Foundation
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.
  • Hessisches Ministerium für Kunst und Wirtschaft
  • Max Planck Gesellschaft(www.mpg.de/en)
  • Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft


Michaela Gottschling
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
phone: +49 (228) 882- 567
email: gottschling@daad.de