National deadline: November 1, 2015

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • 40 years or younger at the application deadline
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant, paid and full-time work experience in target fellowship field 
  • Outstanding professional performance
  • Commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship

Award summary: The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers 15 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 five months of language training with both private tutors in the United States and group classes in Germany. 

Application Process: online 

Application requirements:

  • Application form
  • Essay responses
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation (2)

Please do not staple any documents, or include extraneous materials such as report covers, supplemental recommendations, or publications.
Note:  All documents can be uploaded online.  If necessary to mail transcripts and recommendation letters, they must be received by November 1 at the following address:

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Cultural Vistas
440 Park Avenue South, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10016
Signed and sealed recommendation letters and official transcripts may be sent directly by the recommenders and university registrars or in one package from the applicant.

Faculty representative: Keith Raether