Education

Promoting Talent

Talentförderung
In Germany, children’s and teenagers’ social background still has a significant effect on their educational careers and their further professional development. Despite noticeable improvements in recent years, 29 percent of children and young people still grow up in deprived homes or with difficult social or financial conditions. Since schools have not yet been able to cater to students’ individual backgrounds, their talent remains untapped in Germany.
With the student fellowship programs "Talent im Land," carried out in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Sciences and the Arts, and "grips gewinnt," carried out in cooperation with the Joachim Herz Stiftung, the Robert Bosch Stiftung is pursuing the goal of finding and tapping into potential where it has been overlooked.
The main focus is on supporting talented young people who have obstacles to overcome as a result of their social background. In doing so, the Robert Bosch Stiftung is advocating for equal opportunities and, together with its partners, is enabling more than 200 students annually to pursue their education successfully.
In addition to these fellowship programs, the Foundation also brings together different organizations active in the field of student fellowships to take a stand for more educational equality in Germany.
We are active in the following projects
grips gewinnt - Student Scholarship

grips gewinnt - Student Scholarship

Scholarships for talented and dedicated students.

 
Talent im Land

Talent im Land

Grants for gifted high school students from immigrant families in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria.

 
Related projects of the Foundation
"Studienkolleg" for Student Teachers

Photo: Jens Sauerbrey

"Studienkolleg" for Student Teachers

Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the largest foundations in Germany associated with a private company. To pursue its objectives, the foundation funds external projects and initiates projects of its own to develop and implement programs.

 
ARETÉ Junior Chairs

ARETÉ Junior Chairs

As an "ARETE Junior Chair", exceptional African postdocs who have studied at an AIMS center and worked abroad can return to Africa and continue their research leading an own, independent research group.

 
Dialog Sets Precedents

Dialog Sets Precedents

Young people get interested in political issues through a discussion process lasting several months, guided by dialog facilitators, and are supported in developing an awareness of democracy and participation in society.

 
Robert Bosch Junior Professorship

Robert Bosch Junior Professorship

Each year we invite applications for the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship "Research into the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources", granting up to one million euros for independent research over a period of five years.

 
Youth Against Extremism

Youth Against Extremism

Extremism has many different forms and in times of changes within society continues to be a big challenge. Many young people already get involved in our democratic society and speak out against extremism. We offer them support in this area.