The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers a select cohort of accomplished US citizens the opportunity to complete a comprehensive intercultural professional program in Germany.

The program is comprised of three main components:

  1. Individual professional assignments
  2. Professional seminars
  3. German language training

Funding: the program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung

Benefits:
  • One or two practical phases (stages) at leading institutions in Germany
  • Seminar series covering issues of German, European and transatlantic concern
  • Private German language instruction before departure; intensive language training in Berlin
  • Monthly stipend within the range of EUR 3,200 to 3,700 starting in October; monthly summer stipend of EUR 1.500 + free accommodations during July, August and September; exact amount of stipend dependent upon number of accompanying dependent family members
  • Accommodation and travel for the orientation program
  • Stipend for travel to and from Germany
  • Lifelong membership in the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association

Eligibility:

  • Applicants are expected to have a genuine interest in German and European affairs, have clear goals for the professional assignment(s) of the program, and demonstrate a commitment to the transatlantic relationship that extends beyond their own professional interests.
  • Applicant must be in possession of U.S. citizenship
  • Applicant must not cross 40 years of age at time of application
  • Applicant must have minimum five years of full-time work experience in target field (excluding internships)
  • Professional experience and Fellowship target field should be in the areas of: public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management
  • Willingness and commitment to learn German; high proficiency would be an asset

How to apply:

  • Apply online with following documents:
  • Current résumé/CV
  • Answers to the short essay questions: 1) In one sentence, why are you applying for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program? 2) Describe your short and long-term career plans. How does an extended stay in Germany with the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program fit into your career trajectory? (max. 200 words). 3) Describe your experience and interest in transatlantic relations. As a guideline for the professional assignments and seminar presentations, Fellows are required to identify a transatlantic topic related to their field and expertise. Please describe the topic you would like to explore while you are in Germany. (max. 200 words). 4) Name up to two specific institutions, including department, where you would like to undertake a professional assignment in line with your transatlantic topic interests. How would the professional experience gained in Germany profit your work once back in the US? (max. 200 words). 5) A stated goal of the program is to create transatlantic changemakers/change agents. How would the program prepare you for this role? (Max. 200 words). 6) Elaborate on a particular instance in your professional career when you exhibited leadership. (max. 200 words)
  • Official transcript(s) from all academic degrees (not certificates)
  • Two letters of recommendation
Quick Overview-————
Organization Cultural Vistas
Country USA
Fellowship Level Research awards
Subject areas

Public Policy And Administration, Foreign And Security Policy, Urban And Regional Planning, Business, Journalism And Communications, Law, Or Cultural And Arts Management

Fellowship amount Funded
Eligibility Open to US nationals
Deadline
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