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Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany. The Bosch Fellowship is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training. Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany.

In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe. Prior to their work placements and seminars, Bosch Fellows participate in up to 5 months of language training with both private tutors in the United States and group classes in Germany. Fellows are from the fields of business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.

Candidates must also be 40 years of age or younger at the application deadline, with minimum 5 years of relevant, full-time work experience in target fellowship field, evidence of outstanding professional performance, and sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship. Graduate degrees preferred.

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Germany

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Travel


  • US Citizen

Program Length:

  • One year


  • November 1 

Degree Level:

  • Graduate


  • EUR 3200 to 3700/month starting in Sept.; EUR 1,500/month + free housing in summer; round trip travel; financial support for accompanying spouse & children