Bosch Sustainability Fellowship

About the Fund

Supporting education, research, and independent thinking on a variety of fronts was the motivation behind the establishment of the Bosch Sustainability Fellowship. “The future requires creating innovative, sustainable solutions that can be applied to our everyday lives and we look forward to hearing the ideas students will develop as part of this fellowship,” says Maximiliane Straub, Robert Bosch, LLC CFO and Bosch Community Fund board member. With more than 100 U-M alumni employees, Bosch, a global manufacturer of automotive, consumer, industrial, energy, and building technologies, has a long research relationship with the University, sponsoring various engineering projects over the years.


Incoming (first year) full-time/on-campus engineering Master’s students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  This fellowship requires a strong interest in sustainability but does not require nor assign students to a faculty lab or project.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should be performing or have an interest in interdisciplinary/collaborative research that links sustainable energy engineering to applications of societal importance including, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Energy conversion (i.e. solar, wind, combustion, thermo-electric)
  • Energy storage systems for transportation and electric utilities through thermal, chemical, mechanical or other means
  • Energy usage efficiency for the built environment and transportation (i.e. microgrids, cooling and lighting, electrification)

How to Apply

Students who are interested in this fellowship are asked to submit an online fellowship application form. Upon submission of that form, the fellowship committee may also retrieve your U-M Graduate School Admissions Application as part of the review process.

To apply for the 2024 fellowship, please submit your fellowship application by 8:00am EST, Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

Award and Responsibilities

This fellowship offers a $35,000 financial award ($17,500 for the Winter 2024 term and $17,500 for the Fall 2024 term). Funding is subject full-time enrollment Winter 2024 and Fall 2024 and satisfactory academic performance.

Award recipients may be asked to provide a profile for Robert Bosch, LLC and a written summary of continued interest in sustainability when the fellowship is complete. In alignment with Bosch Corporate initiatives, recipients will also be asked to participate in some community outreach and volunteer programs. Bosch encourages fellowship recipients to consider summer internship opportunities with their company.

For questions about the CoE nomination process, contact Tiffany Porties, Assistant Director in the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education ([email protected]).