Open Call

With our support we want to improve the participation of Muslim women in Germany. We want to

  • support the professionalization of societal engagement of Muslim women,
  • promote demand-oriented services that enable self-empowerment of Muslim women,
  • empower Muslim women to shape their own public image and contribute to a differentiated perception.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung supports select projects with funding amounts ranging from €5,000 to a maximum of €30,000. In addition to financial support, the Robert Bosch Stiftung offers project owners networking formats that foster an exchange of views as well as qualification workshops on a variety of topics. In this way, the Robert Bosch Stiftung contributes to the development of comprehensive social engagement.

Public relations measures are mandatory components for all project partners. For example, this could be the creation of information material on the results of the project or the implementation of public relations training for project participants.

Information for applicants

Forms of civic engagement are as diverse as our society itself. This includes individual events, event series, and long-term projects. We support activities with an anticipated duration of at least six months that are in line with the following objectives:

Strengthening civic engagement (examples):

  • Strengthening existing structures and volunteer services
  • Networking, professionalization, and qualification
  • Transfer of best practice approaches developed by professional organizations (e.g. other women’s organizations or charities)
     

Promoting self-efficacy and participation (examples):

  • Advisory and anti-discrimination services, e.g. in education and the labor market
  • Training and qualification opportunities, especially for particularly sensitive target groups such as female students, single mothers, older women, and female Muslim refugees
  • Measures to strengthen self-empowerment through sport, art or cultural education

Improvement of public perception (examples):

  • Qualification activities in PR and media relations
  • Development of high-publicity platforms to enhance the visibility of Muslim women’s diversity and skill sets
  • Collaborations with media representatives
  • Expert conferences, studies, and surveys that raise awareness of the abovementioned topics

The partners we choose for support and funding run projects that strengthen social cohesion and contribute to establishing a shared set of values. We support

  • non-profit organizations of Muslim women in their religious diversity. Membership in specific communities or adherence to specific religious practices on the part of organizations or their members are not decisive factors;
  • non-Muslim organizations whose projects contribute to the social participation of Muslim women in Germany in line with the objectives stated above. The significant involvement of Muslim women in the design and implementation of the respective project is a mandatory requirement;
  • initiatives and networks without non-profit status, which are supported by charitable organizations;
  • projects that take place in Germany.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung supports select projects with funding amounts ranging from €5,000 to a maximum of €30,000. In addition to financial support, the Robert Bosch Stiftung offers project owners networking formats that foster an exchange of views as well as qualification workshops on a variety of topics. In this way, the Robert Bosch Stiftung contributes to the development of comprehensive social engagement.

Please submit your written inquiry at least three months prior to the project start and present your project. Your inquiry must include information about the project idea, partners, action plans, and finances (max. two pages total). If your project meets our criteria, we will invite you to submit a formal grant request. Please click here for further information on inquiries and grant requests.

  • International projects
  • Construction projects or publications
  • Legal advice or legal services within the meaning of the Legal Services Act (Rechtsdienstleistungsgesetz); the general explanation of legal background (not a single case rating) is not affected
  • Employment agency
  • Business development or employment promotion

If you have any questions regarding the open call please contact

Mariam Ahmed
Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-370
e-mail to Mariam Ahmed
Volker Nüske
Senior Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-673
e-mail to Volker Nüske