Friday, 13 August 2010

USA:Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow’s professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application.

The program is fully funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of creating a new generation of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the E.U.

Program Highlights

  • Two high-level work phases at leading institutions in Germany, customized to the Fellow’s interests. Past host institutions have included federal and local government, private corporations, media outlets, and NGOs.
  • Three seminars across Europe, each lasting several weeks and covering issues of German, European and transatlantic concern
  • Monthly stipend of EUR 2,000 (tax-free in Germany) for the duration of the program, September through May
  • Health, accident, and liability insurance
  • Financial support for an accompanying spouse and children, including 50% of travel costs, supplemental living stipend, health insurance, and limited funding for language training
  • Accommodation and roundtrip travel (from U.S. points only) for orientation program in Washington D.C.
  • Transatlantic flight and seminar travel throughout Europe
  • Generous funding for language training in the U.S. and Germany prior to program start; no German language skills are required at time of application
  • Membership in active Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Alumni Association with over 400 members

Application Deadline

October 15, 2010 for the 2011–2012 program year.


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