The Support We Offer
We are active in five areas of support:
Practical Relevance and Quality
The Robert Bosch Stiftung takes on social discussions and problems as early as possible in order to illustrate exemplary solutions and generate impetus that can be harnessed by others. Cooperative agreements with our partners – other foundations and state and private institutions – promote the exchange of experiences and a practical approach. They also increase the amount of financial support for projects. Depending on the issue and the associated strategic direction, we decide whether to implement a project ourselves or whether to seek cooperation with a partner organization.
When implementing our projects, we are committed to high standards of quality. We maintain transparency in our activities and welcome critical dialog both internally and externally. Our aim is to be a reliable, upstanding partner, which is why we scrutinize and examine the benefit of each project in light of our quality standards and our associated commitment to quality assurance. This includes ensuring that projects are implemented in an efficient and cost-effective way on the basis of a binding cost and financing plan.
- Conferences/round tables
- Exchange programs
- Programs for Journalists
- Study trips
We support people who are dedicated and prepared to shoulder responsibility. We offer them scope for their ideas and set up platforms for exchange between cultures and decision-makers as well as for national and international knowledge transfer. Alongside funding for scholarship holders, we also work with multipliers who ensure that our projects have a wide-reaching effect. These include journalists, researchers, teachers, educationalists, social workers, and medical specialists.
- Building projects, investments, manufacturing facilities
- Ongoing infrastructure costs
- Projects that have been proposed in the past
- Individual scholarships outside of our fellowship programs (no scholarships for vocational training, degree programs, internships, doctoral programs)
- Casework (e.g. treatment costs, car costs)
- Printing costs
- Evaluation measures outside the scope of projects carried out or supported by the Foundation
- Projects that are not transferable (individual case, no transfer possible), not sustainable (no follow-up opportunities), and/or not innovative
Furthermore, specific exclusion criteria apply for certain areas of support. These can be found on the page for the area of support concerned.
In order to be able to quickly and appropriately process your application, we have developed a procedure that comprises two key stages.