The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program offers twenty young Americans each year the opportunity to complete a 9-to-12 month program in Germany for professional development. Fellows in the program participate in an intensive German language training program and complete two customized work phases at leading public as well as private German institutions. During their experience, fellows also have the opportunity to meet with leaders, not only in Germany, but also across Europe as they travel and participate in three professional seminar programs.

The Robert Bosch Fellowship is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which is one of the largest foundations in Germany. The Robert Bosch Stiftung works to foster a community of American leaders with firsthand experience in the political, economic, and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of 2,000 euros, as well as accommodations and roundtrip travel for an orientation program in Washington, D.C. Additionally, financial support for an accompanying spouse and children is available.

Who should apply

Those interested in business, journalism, law, public policy, international relations, or another related field are encouraged to apply. A graduate degree with at least two years of relevant work experience is preferred, though the program is also open to those who have completed a bachelor’s degree with about five years of relevant experience. An application request can be found online through Cultural Vistas.