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

In a global community, the Robert Bosch 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 Washington DC for interviews by a German-American selection committee. Up to 15 fellows are selected. 

 

Information for Applicants

Contact

Anda Ruf
Telefon 0711 46084-470
Francisco Aguilar
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Fellowship Field
Business

Recent Professional Experience
General Counsel - Agassi Enterprises

Degree
J.D. - Juris Doctor, The University of Arizona College of Law, Tuscon, AZ
Emily Byrne
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Fellowship Field
Public Administration

Recent Professional Experience
Director of Strategy and Innovation - Elm City Communities / New Haven Housing Authority

Degree
MPA - Master of Public Administration, New York University, New York City, NY
Gloria Cadavid
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Fellowship Field
Environmental Policy

Recent Professional Experience
Manager - DC Water and Sewer Authority

Degree
Environmental Management, Columbia University, New York City, NY
Melissa Chan
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Fellowship Field
Journalism

Recent Professional Experience
Correspondent - Al Jazeera America

Degree
M.S. Comparative Politics, The London School of Economics, London, UK
Bettina Gardner
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Fellowship Field
Business

Recent Professional Experience
Interim Director of International Affairs, City of Atlanta Mayor's Office

Degree
M.Sc. International Affairs/Resear & Science Policy, Georgia Tech, Atlanta. GA
MBA International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ
Jessica Heller
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Fellowship Field
Non-Profit Management

Recent Professional Experience
Professional Exchanges Manager - Global Minnesota

Degree
M.A. Geopolitics, Territory & Security, King's College, London, UK
M.A. Political Science and Russian Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Justin Hepworth
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Fellowship Field
Law

Recent Professional Experience
Partner - Foran Glonnon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff, PC


Degree
J.D. Juris Doctorate, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR

Jonathan Jones
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Fellowship Field
International Security

Recent Professional Experience
Staff Sargeant/Security Cooperation Planner - United States Marine Corps Marine Forces Europe and Africa

Degree
M.A. Security Policy Studies, King's College, London, UK
Matthew Joyce
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Fellowship Field
International Security

Recent Professional Experience
Deputy Division Chief China/Taiwan/Mongolia Divison - US Department of Defense

Degree
MPP International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Amy Nelson
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Fellowship Field
International Security

Recent Professional Experience
Nonresident Fellow - Stimson Center

Degree
Ph.D. Political Science, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Jeffrey Orzechowski
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Fellowship Field
Foreign Policy

Recent Professional Experience
Deputy Chief of Staff - U.S. Representative Candice S. Miller


Degree
M.A. Diplomacy, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Emily Schultheis
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Fellowship Field
Journalism

Recent Professional Experience
Reporter/Editor - CBS News Digital

Degree
B.A. English Literature, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Madeleine Schwartz
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Fellowship Field
Journalism

Recent Professional Experience
Assistant Editor - The New York Review of Books

Degree
M.A. Classical, Ancient Mediterranean & Near Eastern Studies, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Christopher Shea
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Fellowship Field
Journalism

Recent Professional Experience
Culture reporter/researcher, The New York Times

Degree
M.A. British Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin
Melissa Yeager
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Fellowship Field
Journalism

Recent Professional Experience
Senior Staff Writer - Sunlight Foundation

Degree
M.A. International Media, American University, Washington D.C.
Marc Zemel
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Fellowship field
Law

Recent Professional Experience
Attorney - Smith & Lowney PLLC

Degree
J.D. - Juris Doctor, Environmental Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL

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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 540 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.