With our Care for Chronic Condition programme, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH supports specialist advanced training and work shadowing abroad. Does your work involve caring for chronically ill and multimorbid patients? Would you like to further your specialist training? And are you interested in a professional exchange with colleagues abroad? Then apply online here! We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note: The programme CfCC will end on 30 April 2021. Please contact the CfCC project team with any questions you may have. See here for contact information.Apply here
Do you have any questions about your application or the application process in general? Do you need help finding a suitable training or work shadowing opportunity abroad? Then call us or drop us a line. We are happy to provide advice and support.Contact us
Our funding for training or work shadowing abroad is open to health care professionals and managers from all health care occupations in Germany, provided they are involved in the care of chronically ill or multimorbid patients. This includes, for example, nursing and care professionals, those in the therapy professions, doctors, social workers and pharmacologists, but also telemedicine experts. Both individuals and interprofessional teams may apply.
If you would like to propose a training opportunity you have found yourself, you may submit your application at any time. From 1 September 2019 we won’t have any invitation phases for submitting your own ideas.See offers
Within four weeks of the submission deadline, participants will be selected by a panel of experts. They will receive a letter with a participation form and the conditions of approval for the CfCC programme. The support offered by the programme comprises a grant towards work shadowing, seminar and conference fees and another for travel and accommodation costs. We also offer advice on content and organisational issues throughout the entire process.
The follow-up phase includes a transfer workshop, which is also subsidised.
Finally, in a concluding symposium, the lessons learned from the experience will be presented to a broad professional audience.
To help you prepare for your training or work shadowing, we would like to give you some tips to make sure you get the most out of your stay abroad.
Please note that the CfCC project team does not organise your travel or accommodation, so you will need to arrange these yourself.
For the follow-up phase of your stay and to help you with your final report, we have put together a template that you can print out.
Funding for a practical or training stay abroad is open to health care professionals and managers from all health care occupations in Germany, provided they are involved in the care of chronically ill or multimorbid patients.
You can apply online via our applicant portal at https://bewerbung.bosch-stiftung.de, which is only available in German. Once you have registered on the portal, you can fill in the online application form and upload the necessary documents.
Yes, you can work on your application at different times. It is not complete until you have sent it off. If you have not yet sent off your application, the data you have entered thus far will be saved on the portal for four weeks. After that it will be deleted and you must reapply.
If you would like to propose a training opportunity you have found yourself, you may submit your application at any time. From 1 September 2019 we won’t have any invitation phases for submitting your own ideas.
It is important with speculative applications that they are for a specific issue relating to the care of people with chronic or multimorbid health conditions. In your application you should also explain why you think your chosen training stay will help you with this issue.
If you are applying for any of our offers, please make sure you observe the relevant deadline: see www.cfcc-programm.de/angebote. Please note that the number of work shadowing places available through our cooperation partners is limited. It is important when applying for existing offers that you put forward an issue from your specific work environment relating to the care of people with chronic or multimorbid health conditions. In your application you should also explain why you think your chosen training stay will help you with this issue. The Robert Bosch Stiftung can only award a limited number of grants for the offers available.
We provide financial, organisational and content-related support for practical and training stays abroad, as follows:
Six weeks after you return from abroad, you are required to submit a written project report to the CfCC project team. For a template of the structure click here. Whether or not a further report on the implementation status of their transfer proposal is required will be discussed with each participant on an individual basis ‒ for example, as part of the transfer workshop or with the CfCC project team directly.
Taking part in a moderated transfer workshop organised by the CfCC project team after your return is compulsory. This involves presenting your transfer proposal, its implementation status and the factors that are helping and hindering its implementation.
Once a year, you will be required to present your experiences and findings from the work shadowing and training to an interested professional audience at an expert conference/symposium. Participation in the symposium is also compulsory.
For more information, see www.cfcc-programm.de/wissenstransfer.