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. Application deadlines: April 30 and October 31 of each year. Applications will be received by Literarisches Colloquium. An independent jury will evaluate the applications and select projects for funding. Applicants can expect to be informed of the jury's decision in late June or early January, depending on their application date.

Applications of newcomers and renowned authors are welcome.

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.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung supports presentations of Border Crosser works in public events.


Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Ms. Inga Niemann
Am Sandwerder 5
D-14109 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 816996-64

Contact at the Foundation

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