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. 

 

Benjamin Alsdurf
Fellowship Field
Public Health

Recent Professional Experience
External Affairs Manager - TB Alliance

Degree
M.A. International Relations, University of Chicago, IL
Robert Barrett
Fellowship Field
Law, Data Privacy Regulation

Recent Professional Experience
Attorney Commercial Business - Advance Auto Parts

Degree
J.D. – Juris Doctor, William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA
Steven Beardsley
Fellowship Field
Journalism, Foreign Policy

Recent Professional Experience
Reporter - European Stars and Stripes

Degree
M.S. Journalism, Columbia University, New York, NY
Erick Gregory
Fellowship Field
Urban Planning

Recent Professional Experience
Senior Urban Designer - NYC Department of City Planning

Degree
M.S. Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University, New York, NY
Sarah Kimmerle
Fellowship Field
Cultural Management

Recent Professional Experience
Individual Giving Manager - Oakland Museum of California

Degree
M.A. Museum Administration, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Dalia Leven
Fellowship Field
Urban Planning, Transportation Systems

Recent Professional Experience
Consulting Manager, Travel Demand Forecasting - AECOM

Degree
M.S. Transportation, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Evan Matzen
Fellowship Field
Sustainability

Recent Professional Experience
Head of Sustainability - HD Supply Facilities Maintenance

Degree
M.B.A. International Business and Finance, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Sarah Morton
Fellowship Field
Criminal Justice

Recent Professional Experience
Administrative Director - Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Pr

Degree
M.A. Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Sara Nichols
Fellowship Field
Climate and Energy Politics

Recent Professional Experience
Air Pollution Specialist - California Air Resources Board

Degree
M.A. Environmental Economics and Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC
Megan O'Reilly
Fellowship Field
Energy and Environmental Law

Recent Professional Experience
Principal and Owner - Arc Research and Analysis

Degree
J. D. – Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO
Ana Ramic
Fellowship Field
Foreign Policy

Recent Professional Experience
Assistant Director, Chicago Forum on Global Cities - The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Degree
M.A. International Relations, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Kathryn Reynolds
Fellowship Field
Migration and Integration

Recent Professional Experience
Deputy Director - White House Council (SC2)

Degree
M.P.A. Public Policy Analysis, New York University, New York, NY
Kenneth Trauth
Fellowship Field
Business, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Recent Professional Experience
Director Corporate Development - Milliken and Company

Degree
M.B.A. Business Administration, HEC Paris, France
Perla Trevizo
Fellowship Field
Journalism

Recent Professional Experience
Border Reporter - Arizona Daily Star

Degree
M.A. News Agency Journalism, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos/Agencia Efe, Madrid, Spain
Verónica Zaragovia
Fellowship Field
Journalism

Recent Professional Experience
State Government Reporter - KUT

Degree
MS - Master of Science, Columbia Journalism School, Manhattan, NY

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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.