The aim of the program is to support the development of creative projects which break existing stereotypes and open up a broad perspective on the diversity and multifaceted character of Germany to a larger public. Research grants are available for literary and essay prose works, poetry, photo-text volumes, children’s and young adults’ literature, scripts for documentary and feature films, radio programs and multimedia productions.The size of the grant will depend on the duration of the research and may amount to a maximum of up to € 10.000. A detailed calculation can be made easily with the aid of the online application form.
Applications can be submitted on the online application portal of the Robert Bosch Foundation between 1. March to 30. April and between 1. September to 31. October respectively. Application Portal
An independent jury will select projects for the grant from the incoming applications. We expect to announce the results by mid-July and the end of January respectively. The grant holder is expected to demonstrate a high level of individual responsibility. We cannot offer extensive personal supervision, but would, as far as possible, gladly advise on research-relevant places/ institutions and provide contacts in Germany. In addition to the publication of the Crossing Borders projects, it is also possible to apply for grants to present these works at public events. Applications in this regard are to be sent to the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.