Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowships

EUR 2,000/month for a 9-12 month professional development program in Germany.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers a select cohort of accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive intercultural professional program in Germany that is comprised of three main components:

  • Individual professional assignments
  • Professional seminars
  • German language training

Bosch Fellows act as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, they participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with experts and decision makers from Germany and Europe.

Prior to their work placements and seminars, Bosch Fellows receive private tutoring prior to their departure for Germany and participate in 8 weeks of intensive language courses in Berlin. Fellows are from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra).

The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have first-hand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Responsibilities

•Two high-level work phases at leading German institutions, customized to fellow’s interests.

•Three seminars across Europe, each lasting several weeks and covering issues of German, European and transatlantic concern

•Up to seven months of intensive German language training both in the U.S. and Germany

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Age 40 or younger at time of application
  • 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
  • Evidence of outstanding professional performance and academic achievement
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Active participation in community and/or public affairs
  • Willingness and commitment to learn German; high proficiency would be an asset

Application Process

To receive an application, complete the application request form. A program staff member will review your information, and if you meet eligiblity criteria, login information for the online application portal will be sent to you via email.