September 11, 2013
Robert Bosch Fellowships 2014-2015 Program Open
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program has fostered a community of more than 500 transatlantic leaders since its inception in 1984. Beginning with the 2014-15 program year, the 31st year of this initiative, a revitalized Bosch Fellowship will offer additional flexibility for American professionals looking to gain high-level, practical experience in Germany and expand their networks in Europe.
The three core components of the Bosch Fellowship remain the same: customized work phases, discussions with key figures in Germany and Europe through a series of traveling seminars, and intensive German language training. However, the program now has a broader range of professional fields, options for program duration, as well as updated eligibility requirements.
Fellows are chosen from the fields of business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.
Fellows benefit from:
- One or two high-level work phases at leading institutions in Germany
- Traveling seminar series covering issues of German, European and transatlantic concern
- Up to five months of German language training
- Monthly stipend of EUR 3.000 (tax-free in Germany) starting in September; monthly summer stipend of EUR 1.000 + free accommodations during July and August
- Accommodation and travel (U.S. points only) to Washington, D.C. orientation program
- Financial support for accompanying spouse & children
- Flights to and from Germany
- Membership in the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA)
Ideal candidates meet the following eligibility requirements:
- U.S. citizen
- 40 years of age or younger at the application deadline
- Minimum five years of relevant, full-time work experience in target fellowship field (excluding internships)
- Graduate degree preferred
- Evidence of outstanding professional performance
- Sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship and learning the German language