Border Crossers Europe and its Neighbors
International Cultural Exchange

Border Crossers Europe and its Neighbors

A program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

Research grants are provided to authors preparing publications in German that focus on making Central and Eastern as well as Southern European or North African issues accessible to a wide audience. The purpose of the publications is to inspire discussion and promote dialog and mutual understanding. The publications may deal with a wide range of topics and focus on different countries and historical periods. The genres may range from literary prose, children's and youth literature and essays through documentary and motion picture scripts to radio shows.

Authors can travel to the following countries in order to do research for their works:
Egypt, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, ,Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Croatia, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Montenegro, Morocco, Republic of Macedonia, Mongolia, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

In addition to the research grants, the Robert Bosch Stiftung supports presentations of Border Crosser works in public events.

Information for Applicants

We welcome applications from newcomers and renowned authors alike. Kindly note that we accept applications in German only. Please find more information on the application process on our German website at:


Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Ms. Mandy Seidler
Am Sandwerder 5
D-14109 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 816996-63

Contact at the Foundation

Christian Strob
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-683
Elisabeth van Gelder
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-146