Apply for Regional Event Funding

To request funding, please fill out the form below. Some guidelines to consider in your funding request:

  • The maximum allocation for any single event, outlined in the grant, is Euro 2.500 (approximately $2,800, depending on the currency conversion). For a series of events, sponsored by a single alumnus/a, the maximum amount allocated per event is $1,500.
  • Requests must be submitted at least 14 calendar days ahead of the event to ensure sufficient time to promote the RBFAA’s role in the event.
  • Events should incorporate German/European/transatlantic programming. Events simply incorporating a German/European themed venue or German/European-themed food/drink – without a minimal programmatic structure – will still be considered, but events with a more substantive programmatic structure will be prioritized. Events incorporating programming outside the German/European/transatlantic relationship will also be considered.
  • Partnering with outside groups, particularly with those groups also focused on German/European/transatlantic affairs, is encouraged.
  • As part of the event, the RBFAA should be advertised and promoted, including in-person at the event, through social media, and via other channels as appropriate.
  • Sample events that would be worthy of funding include, but are not limited to: a book club, lecture series, round table discussion, symposia, film screening, art exhibit/installation, attendance at performances such as an orchestra concert or dance performance, museum visit, guest speaker, architectural tour, or other intra-alumni program or activity deemed appropriate by the Committee.
  • Funds may be allocated towards direct costs of the event. This includes, but is not limited to, travel costs of guest speakers or experts, catering expenses, event space rental, etc. Costs for associated administrative expenses/personnel will not be funded by the RBFAA.
  • Applicants may allocate a portion of their budget towards the fees and/or travel costs of guest speakers or experts in their fields to participate in an event. However, the RFBAA is not able to reimburse personal expenses of the organizers themselves (travel, hotel, etc.). Important to note: only those expenditures outlined in the approved budget will be reimbursed.
  • Honorariums for speakers will be considered for funding on a case-by-case basis. Event organizers are encouraged to first explore other sources of honorarium funding. The total sum of the honorarium will also need to be justified in the request.
  • While funding is on a first-come, first-served basis, applicants whose event would provide access to the widest audience, or create an opportunity for the RBFAA to increase its visibility in areas where the fellowship program is not currently active, will be prioritized.
  • Priority will also be given to an application for an event in an area where none has yet taken place in that year. If no other applications create this conflict, two applications in the same area can be given consideration.
  • All alumni of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program are eligible to apply for funding; however, priority may be given to dues-paying members.
  • The Alumni Coordinator may apply for funds on behalf of the RBFAA only if collaborating with a member of the RBFAA. Written confirmation of collaboration must be submitted with the Fund Request Form.
  • If an alumnus has any outstanding financial obligations to the Robert Bosch Stiftung he/she is ineligible to apply for funding.
  • The deadline to apply for funding in any given year is December 31, although deadline extensions may be made available depending on the continued availability of funds.

To request funding, please complete the funding request form below. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your idea, you can reach out to attn: Elizabeth Ossowski (Bosch XXXII), Regional Events Chair.

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