Crossing Borders
The Crossing Borders program provides international research grants to authors, filmmakers, and photographers who address in their work current social issues and who seek to reflect their impact on different cultures and societies. The aim of the program is to support the creation of publications that refute commonly held stereotypes, inspire dialog and promote mutual understanding.

We welcome applications both from newcomers and from established authors, filmmakers, and photographers alike who take interest in conducting first-hand research, visiting authentic places, and creating works that offer new perspectives on other societies to the German speaking public. Works from a range of genres are eligible, including literary and essayistic prose, books of photography, children’s and youth literature, feature films and documentaries, and radio or multimedia productions.

Crossing Borders is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, conducted in cooperation with Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.
 

Program Details

We support research for German-language publications in the following countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe:

Target Countries
Africa
Algeria
Egypt
Ghana
Kenya
Libya
Morocco
South Africa
Tunisia

Asia
India
Indonesia
Japan
Vietnam
China including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao

Europe & Central Asia
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Georgia
Greece
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Poland
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
In addition, authors, filmmakers, and photographers from China have the opportunity to receive funding for research in Germany.

Information for Applicants

Kindly note that we accept applications in German only. Please find more information on the application process on our German website.

Contact

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
Julian Hermann
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-187