UGA student receives scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
New York City – UGA student Claudia Alvarado was accepted into the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program, with funding for the academic year 2015/16 provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD), the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars.
DAAD programs help create goodwill and professional relationships that will build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America. DAAD scholarships are highly competitive and recipients are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records and convincing project proposals or statements of purpose.
DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education providing financial support to over 112,500 individuals per year. DAAD also represents the German higher education system abroad, promoting Germany as an academic and research destination and establishes ties among institutions around the world.
DAAD New York, which is one of 15 international branch offices, was founded in 1971 to support academic exchange between the U.S., Canada and Germany. DAAD New York maintains three major missions: to act as a bridge between U.S., Canadian and German universities, higher education professionals and students by providing information and assistance; to administer fellowships and other programs for students and scholars in the U.S. and Canada; and to contribute to Germany’s public diplomacy by promoting Germany’s academic, scientific, and cultural achievements in the U.S. and Canada.