Join a prestigious network of renowned scientists, gain unique access to Germany’s sustainability research elite and promote your innovative ideas.

Every year, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas from various fields of research. The award, under the patronage of Minister Anja Karliczek, honours young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Selected by a jury of German experts, the award winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

Are you an up-and-coming researcher with ground-breaking visions to create a better and more sustainable future for all? Is your research dedicated to realise the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Do you have the potential to change the world?

Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development invites you as a pioneering scientist to apply with your trailblazing approach! Showcase your research to the broader public, exchange with outstanding experts, and lay the foundation for long-lasting collaborations with German research
institutions.

The Green Talents award 2020 includes
 an invitation to the fully funded two-week Science Forum in October 2020, consisting of
 visits to leading German sustainability facilities, institutions and companies with exclusive insights into their leading-edge research and projects,
 individual appointments with German experts of your choice to discuss possibilities for upcoming joint research and cooperation efforts,
 networking opportunities at the award ceremony in Berlin with participating Green Talents alumni,
 a fully funded research stay of up to three months at an institution of your choice in Germany in 2021,
 exclusive access to the distinguished Green Talents alumni network.

Eligible to apply are master students, PhD students, postdocs, as well as young professionals, with no more than three years of professional work experience (excluding professional work experiences gained within the scope of an academic
degree) and a strong focus on sustainable development. Applicants must prove excellent command of English and above-average grades. Furthermore, only applications from non-German citizens or residents can be considered.

The deadline for applications is 19 May 2020.

If you are eligible and interested you can find more information here.