The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
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The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

In a global community, the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Foundation) recognizes the importance of familiarizing accomplished American professionals with the political, economic, and cultural environment of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union. To further this goal, and to strengthen the ties of friendship and understanding between the United States and Germany, the Robert Bosch Stiftung sponsors and administers a Fellowship that offers an intensive professional development program in Germany. The Bosch Fellowship strives to advance transatlantic relations by broadening Fellows’ professional competence and expertise, as well as by expanding their cultural horizons. The first Bosch Fellows arrived in Germany in 1984.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program includes three main components: one or two high-level work phases, a series of professional seminars, and German language training. Fellows complete work phases in key German institutions such as the federal government and parliament, private corporations, and major German media and cultural organizations. The Robert Bosch Stiftung works together with Fellows to secure positions that are related to their professional goals and interests. Seminars focus on contemporary German and European issues, and also further the Fellows’ professional development.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung has set up a New York office at Cultural Vistas to handle applications. Following preliminary selection, up to 30 applicants are invited to New York for interviews by a German-American selection committee. Up to 15 fellows are selected. 

 

Rashida Bobb
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Fellowship Placement
Pfizer Germany Co. Ltd.

Recent Professional Experience
Senior Manager Market Developments – Express Scripts

Degree
M.A. Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Miranda Gardiner
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Fellowship Placement
KfW Bankengruppe

Recent Professional Experience
Senior Sustainability Specialist – Stantec Consulting

Degree
M.A. Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Megan German
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Fellowship Placement
Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Recent Professional Experience
Deputy Team Leader Africa Team - US Agency for International Development

Degree
M.A. International Relations, Syracuse University, NY
Cristina Gonzalez
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Fellowship Placement
Spiegel Online/ZDF Morgenmagazin

Recent Professional Experience
Senior Producer – Cox Media Group

Degree
B.A. Journalism and Political Science, New York University, NY
Shana Kennedy-Salchow
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Fellowship Placement
The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Recent Professional Experience
Policy Director – Connecticut State Department of Education

Degree
Ph.D. Education, Humboldt University, Berlin
Katherine Kortum
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Fellowship Placement
InnoZ – Innovation Centre for Mobility and Social Transformation

Recent Professional Experience
Program Officer – National Academy of Sciences

Degree
Ph.D. Civil (Transportation) Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Eric Langland
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Fellowship Placement
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Recent Professional Experience
Deputy Staff Judge Advocate – United States Marine Corps

Degree
J.D., Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA
W. Garrick Long
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Fellowship Placement
Factory Berlin

Recent Professional Experience
Director, International Relations - Big Media Group

Degree
M.A. International Relations, Boston University, Boston, MA
Elizabeth Ossowski
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Fellowship Placement
adelphi

Recent Professional Experience
Special Assistant to the Secretary – Department of the Interior

Degree
M.Sc. Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Paranal
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Fellowship Placement
European Central Bank

Recent Professional Experience
Associate Attorney – Latham & Watkins LLP

Degree
J.D. and M.A. Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Stephanie Raible
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Fellowship Placement
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

Recent Professional Experience
President – REALISE IT Entrepreneurship Incubator

Degree
Ed.D. Organizational Leadership, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Ellen Scholl
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Fellowship Placement
Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Recent Professional Experience
Professional Staff U.S. House of Representatives

Degree
M.A. Global Policy Studies, The LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Clarence Williamson
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Fellowship Placement
Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)

Recent Professional Experience
Associate International Government Relations – JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Degree
M.A. Communication, Culture, and Technology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Anthony Yuen
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Fellowship Placement
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service

Recent Professional Experience
Communications Strategist – UC Berkeley

Degree
M.Ed. Counseling in Student Affairs and M.A. Asian American Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Christopher Ziemann
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Fellowship Placement
Hamburg Transport Association Co. Ltd.

Recent Professional Experience
Senior Transportation Planner – HDR Engineering, Inc.

Degree
Master of Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

 

                                                                                                                        

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Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association

In 1985, the group from the first year of the program founded the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA) in New York. Today the RBFAA, comprised of around 520 members, forms a broad network of Americans from different generations and fields who share the experiences gained during the year of their fellowship in Germany as well as their dedication to transatlantic relationships. The RBFAA holds an annual event, inviting public figures from Germany and the US, organizes regional events, and participates in promotional events for the fellowship program. As a result, the association makes it possible for alumni to network and continue advocating for the dialog between Germany and the United States.