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Providing support for science in research and education
On the occasion of its 100th anniversary in 1986, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, established the Robert Bosch Anniversary Foundation 1986 to promote sciences and support young talents. In 1997, the governing committee of the foundation followed the company's suggestion to honor Professor Hans L. Merkle and his achievement for Bosch by naming the foundation after him. Finally, the company expressed the wish to make its ties with the foundation visible, which resulted 2016 in its present name, Bosch Research Foundation. The foundation finances the support programs by revenues out of its capital and by donations provided by Robert Bosch GmbH.
The foundation aims at supporting basic research in natural and technical sciences. Thus, the research projects will generate new knowledge that provides the basis for new applications improving the quality of life in the future.
Presently, the Bosch Research Foundation supports excellent young talents working on their doctoral theses at renowned research institutes. The topics that are currently supported range from algorithms, big data and machine learning as well as material sciences to medical technology.
Capital of the Foundation
Ca. 9 Mio. EUR
Ca. 620,000 EUR
The foundation is not accepting any applications at present.
Dr. Michael Bolle (Chair)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kropf (Vice Chair)
Prof. Dr. Klaus Kern
Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlüter