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Students and faculty awarded grants to study in Germany

August 21, 2014 — 

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD), an organization promoting higher education in Germany and providing funding to do so, has announced the recipients of several scholarships and grants for the academic year 2014/15.

Congratulations to the following University of Manitoba students/faculty:

  • Jeremy Hamm was awarded a Graduate Study Scholarship.
  • Kristen McLean received an Undergraduate Scholarship.
  • Aida Adlimoghaddam was awarded a Research Grant for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists.
  • Heather Cavers was accepted into the RISE professional program.

DAAD programs are helping to create goodwill and professional relationships that will help 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.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education providing financial support to over 55,000 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 14 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.

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