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Call for Applications: Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program – Deadline 1st November

Project Ungoverned? would not exist if it hadn’t been for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship program, where Kim & Nicole first met way back in 2005.

The deadline for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship program is on 1st November 2018. Details about the application are here. A webinar about the program from Fall 2017 is here. The program is administered by Cultural Vistas, based in the US.

Overview of the Program:

April – June:                       Private German language tutoring in the United States
April:                                   Pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. and Charlottesville, VA
July – September:             Full-time German language training in Berlin, introductory workshops with
the Bosch Stiftung
September – October:     Seminar I
October:                             First professional assignment begins
January/February:            Seminar II; 8-month Fellows depart
February:                           Second professional assignment begins
End of May:                       Seminar III; 11-month Fellows depart

*Professional Assignments: In general, the Bosch Stiftung supports Fellows in securing positions that are related to their professional goals and interests. Each individual professional assignment has a maximum duration of 3 months. Fellows should use close personal contacts at their desired institutions, internet research and contact with program alumni to determine appropriate stages for the program year; fellows may contact institutions directly after first consulting with the Bosch Foundation. (Applicants should not contact potential host institutions to set up work phases during the application process.)

* A spouse may accompany the Fellow and will be provided a residency permit (not a work visa) for the duration of the program. The exact amount of the Fellow’s stipend is dependent upon his/her marital status. The spouse may accept an offer of employment in Germany, but the Fellow must notify the Foundation about such changes immediately.  The Bosch Foundation does not assist in obtaining work visas for accompanying family members. Children may also accompany the Fellow.

Brief requirements (as listed on the FAQs):

  • Only U.S. citizens are eligible. If you are a dual citizen of the US and Germany, you are welcome to apply. Permanent residents of the US may not apply.
  • Applicants must be 40 years of age or younger at the application deadline.
  • Ideal candidates have a minimum of five years of relevant, full-time professional experience in one of the application fields listed below (excluding internships), a graduate degree, outstanding academic records, a genuine commitment to transatlantic relations, and active involvement in community affairs and/or public affairs.
  • A complete application includes the online application form, short essay questions, a resume, university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. All documents should be uploaded online. If necessary, transcripts and recommendation letters can be mailed to the following address:

    Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
    233 Broadway
    Suite 2120
    New York, NY 10279

    All materials must arrive in the New York office by November 1st.

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