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Graduate Student Opportunities

Events and opportunities appearing in the NSM Graduate Update will be listed on this page. New listings are added regularly.

Thesis/Dissertation Deadline

The deadline for submitting a defended master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation to NSM’s Office of Academic Affairs is noon (12 pm), on Tuesday, December 1.

Submission Process


DAAD RISE PRO is a summer internship program for graduate students from North American universities. The program offers up to 3-month research internships in science and engineering at German companies. RISE Pro scholars receive stipends from the host company and DAAD to help cover living expenses, health care, airfare, and German language courses (optional).

Who Can Apply?
Recent graduates, master’s and Ph.D. students from North American universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, earth science and physics (or a closely related field) are invited to apply. German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship.

Benefits of Program

  • Monthly stipend to cover part of everyday costs
  • Financial support for insurance and travel
  • Professional relationships for lifelong networking
  • Career-building experience

Next Steps
Potential applicants should email Dr. Ben Rayder ( in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards about their interest in the program and feedback on materials.

Application Deadline: Tue, Dec 15 – Application Here