Green Talents 2018– International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development (Fully Funded to Germany)


Application Deadline: 23 May 2018 2 p.m. CEST

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. 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 scientist with inventive ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? We challenge you to convince our high-ranking expert jury and become one of the 25 Green Talents of 2018! The award is open to all disciplines as long as they are related to sustainable development.


• Enrolment in a master’s or PhD programme or a degree (master’s/PhD) completed no more than three years before the end of the application process
• Strong focus on sustainable development and an interdisciplinary approach
• Proven excellent command of English
• Significantly above-average grades
• Not a German citizen nor a resident of Germany


  • Be invited to Germany for a two-week Science Forum in October 2018 and visit some of the hot-spots of sustainability science. This offers you the unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the country’s research landscape. Thereby, you learn about ground-breaking projects on-site and possibilities for cooperation with German experts and facilities.
    As part of the Green Talents Science Forum you will meet leading German experts of your choice in individual appointments. By visiting those experts in their retrospective facilities to personally discuss your research, you may lay the foundation for future collaborations.
    Take your research a step forward when you are invited to return in 2019 for a fully-
    funded research stay. Spend up to three months at a German facility of your own
    choice. Gain new experiences in an inspiring environment and advance your professional career while establishing long-lasting relationships.
    Become part of the unique global Green Talents network of more than 200 outstanding young minds from 57 different countries worldwide. Its active alumni network
    covers the full spectrum of sustainability science and will help you to exchange your ideas with peers and find new project partners.

How to Apply:

  • Applications can only be submitted via an online tool. Documents that are sent to us by email cannot be accepted. Please note that applications cannot be changed once they have been submitted nor can any missing document be handed in after the deadline.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Green Talents 2018


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    And most definitely they will impress them if they are chosen for these programs.
    THANK YOU, for your cooperation.


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