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Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for US Applicants in Germany, 2019

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for US Applicants in Germany, 2019

Applications are invited for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program for graduates to study in Germany. US applicants are eligible to apply for this 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.

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Through this fellowship program, the Robert Bosch Stiftung aims to contribute to the long-term stabilization and growth of German-American relations. The Americans selected to participate in this program foster a personal commitment to a common goal of greater transatlantic understanding.

Course Level: This is a fellowship program for graduates.

Study Subject: 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).

Scholarship Award: Fellowship offers:

  • One or two high-level practical phases (stages) 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 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 marital status
  • Accommodation and travel to Washington, D.C. for the orientation program
  • Financial support for accompanying spouse & children
  • Flights to and from Germany
  • Lifelong membership in the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA).

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: Candidates for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • 40 years of age or younger at the application deadline
  • Minimum five years of relevant, full-time work experience in the target fellowship field (excluding internships)
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Evidence of outstanding professional performance
  • Sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship.

Nationality: US applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship program. Permanent residents or citizens of other nations may not apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be 40 years of age or younger at the application deadline.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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How to Apply: The mode of application is online and any supporting documents not submitted online or via email must arrive in hard copy by the same date.
The following documents are required as part of your Robert Bosch Fellowship Program application: To be uploaded by the applicant in the “Documents” section:

  1. Current resume/CV
  2. Answers to the short essay questions: (Please keep the word limits in mind.)
    1. In one sentence, why are you applying for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program?
    2. Describe your short and long-term career plans. How does an extended stay in Germany with the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program fit into your career trajectory? (max. 200 words)
    3. Describe your experience and interest in transatlantic relations. As a guideline for professional assignments and seminar presentations, Fellows are required to identify a transatlantic topic related to their field and expertise. Please describe the topic you would like to explore while you are in Germany. (max. 300 words)
    4. Name a specific institution (up to two), including department, where you would like to undertake a professional assignment in line with your transatlantic topic interests. How would this practical experience contribute to your professional development? (max. 300 words)

To be submitted either in hard copy or electronically:

  • Official undergraduate transcript(s)
    These may either be uploaded to your online application, emailed to bosch-at-culturalvistas.org, or mailed directly to the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program in a sealed envelope.Please note: if your degree is from a European university that does not issue official transcripts, a high-quality color scan will suffice. If possible, please request a scan to be emailed to bosch-at-culturalvistas.orgby your university registrar. If that is not possible, you can email it to us directly yourself.Please do not submit copies or scans of your diploma verifying your degree. Instead, we require a transcript that contains a list of courses you completed and grades you received.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    At least one from someone who knows you in a professional capacity, ideally a current or former supervisor either submitted by the recommender via the online system or mailed in a sealed envelope to the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Please note: regardless of the method of submission, letters of recommendation must be on letterhead and be hand-signed by the recommender. Additionally, please note that all letters of recommendation must be in English and should be addressed to the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program Selection Committee.

The following documents are optional and can be uploaded online by the applicant in the “Documents” section:

  1. Undergraduate transcripts
    If you feel it would be in your favor for the Selection Committee to review your undergraduate transcript, please upload it. Please note: If you do not have a graduate degree completed or in progress, you must submit an official undergraduate transcript following the instructions for graduate transcripts that are outlined above.
  2. Photo
    If you choose to upload a photo, please be sure that it is a professional-looking image that depicts you alone.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is November 1.

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