funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a transatlantic initiative, that offers a cohort of young American professionals intercultural and professional experience in Germany. The program is comprised of three main components: German language training, practical assignments, and seminars.
Bosch Fellows act as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany.
Bosch Fellows begin the program with private language tutoring prior to departure for Germany, and continue for 9 weeks at a private language school in Berlin. Fellows complete practical assignments in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, they participate in seminars, where they meet and exchange ideas with topic area experts in transatlantic relations.
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 (i.e. museum, theater, orchestra).
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
In particular, the following are required of all applicants:
- 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
Period of Study
Private German language instruction begins in April. Fellows depart for Germany in July and return the following May.
- 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
Visit the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship to request an access to the application.
November, 1, 2018
- International Affairs
- Public Affairs/Government
- Social Sciences
- Non English