The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Begun in 1984, the Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program now selects 15-20 highly qualified young Americans to participate in an exchange with Germany in order to foster German-American relations and understanding. Fellows attend seminars and complete two work phases; one in the public sector, and one in the private sector. The Fellowships include travel costs, a monthly stipend, limited insurance, fees for language training, and spousal support.

Program Benefits

  • 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 (from 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)


  • 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

Application Process:

  • Complete application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • 2 page personal statement
  • 2 letters of reference


November 1, 2019


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