The Fellowship

Fostering a community of transatlantic leaders

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers a cohort of young American professionals intercultural and professional experience in Germany. The program is comprised of three main components: German language training, practical assignments, and seminars.

Bosch Fellows act 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 professional assignments 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 public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, andĀ arts management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra).

The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union.

Cultural Vistas acts as the U.S. representative of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program and has administered the program since its inception in 1984.

As of October 1, 2020, the final Fellowship cohort, Bosch XXXVII, arrived in Germany for their Fellowship year. The program is being discontinued as the Bosch Foundation has made a strategic decision to change the focus and format of its future international programming and funding. The Bosch Foundation continues to support the RBFAA community and its activities.

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