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Bosch and Alfa Fellowship Informational Session with Cultural Vistas
September 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join us on Wednesday, September 13 for an information session about the to Germany and the to Russia. The information session is intended for anyone interested in learning more about these prestigious professional development opportunities abroad.
Light refreshments will be served. A PowerPoint presentation on the programs will follow a networking reception. This event is free but registration is requested.
Location: Bier Markt, 1948 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Information about the programs:
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers a select cohort of accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive intercultural professional program in Germany. The program is comprised of three main components: individual professional assignments, professional seminars, and German language training.
The program is fully funded by the , one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have first-hand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union.
Bosch Fellows complete professional assignments in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, they participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with experts and decision makers from Germany and Europe.
Prior to their professional assignments and seminars, Bosch Fellows receive private tutoring prior to their departure for Germany and participate in 8 weeks of intensive language courses in Berlin. Fellows are from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra). The application deadline is November 1. For more information and to review eligibility requirements, please visit: or contact .
Since 2004, the Alfa Fellowship Program has provided over 150 emerging leaders from the U.S., U.K., and Germany with the opportunity to gain professional experience in business, media, law, policy, and other related areas through an 11-month, fully-funded fellowship in Moscow.
The program begins with language training in the U.S., U.K., or Germany, followed by a language course in Moscow starting in mid-June. Throughout the summer, Alfa Fellows attend a seminar program with key public and private sector officials to discuss current affairs in Russia. Fellows then work at prominent organizations in Russia, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations.
Eligible candidates must be U.S., U.K., or German citizens between the ages of 25 and 35 with a graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field. Russian language proficiency is preferred. The Fellowship includes a generous monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing, and insurance.