Robert Bosch Stiftung

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Main office of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart

The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH (Robert Bosch Foundation) is one of the leading German foundations that is known for its promotion of natural and social sciences. As a foundation, it is unique in that it is associated with a private company. It holds 92% of the capital stock from Robert Bosch GmbH of 1.2 billion euros. Established in 1964, it represents the philanthropic and social endeavors of founder Robert Bosch (1861–1942).

The non-profit foundation is both operative and grant-giving. In its activities, the foundation concentrates on four subject areas: Health and Science, Education, Society, and Culture, International Relations – America and Asia and International Relations – Europe and its Neighbors. The foundation operates three facilities for health and research in Stuttgart: the Robert Bosch Hospital (Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus), the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and the Institute for the History of Medicine, which houses the private papers of the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann. The Robert Bosch Stiftung administrates three other foundations: the Hans Walz Stiftung, which funds naturopathic treatment, die Otto und Edith Mühlschlegel-Stiftung, whose funds are used for projects that deal with the topic of aging and enhancing the quality of life of the elderly and the DVA-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Stiftung since January 2005 and supports Franco-German relations in the fields of culture, literature and theatre. From 1964 to 2011, the foundation provided 1 billion euros in funding. In 2011, it issued grants worth 68 million euros. It is a member of the Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation (NEF).[1]


Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Co-Production Prizes for joint film productions by young German filmmakers and their partners from either Eastern Europe or the Arab countries. Winners are:

  • Short Feature Film: I'll Go To War, But First Make Me Coffee
  • Director: Ariel Shaban (Kosovo)
  • Producer: Catharina Schreckenberg (Germany), Arben Zharku (Kosovo)
  • Animation: Mango Manga
  • Director: Milen Vitanov (Bulgaria)
  • Producer: Samuel Weikopf (Germany)
  • Script: Vera Trajanova (Bulgaria)
  • Music: Marian Mentrup (Germany)
  • Documentary: The Chosen Ones
  • Director: Arman Yeritsyan (Armenia)
  • Co-Director: Yulia Grigoryants (Armenia)
  • Producer: Fabian Gasmia (Germany)
  • Co-Producer: Yulia Grigoryants (Armenia)


  1. ^ "Network of European Foundations (NEF)" (PDF). Network of European Foundations (NEF). Oct 25, 2007. p. 5. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 

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