Green Talents 2019– International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development (Fully Funded to Germany)


Application Deadline: May 22nd 2019

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. 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.

This year marks a special occasion as the Green Talents Competition is having its 10th anniversary. To celebrate appropriately, DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) will organise a special networking conference on behalf of BMBF. This gives the Green Talents 2019 as well as selected alumni the opportunity to come together and meet with many representatives of the German scientific elite, businesses and start-ups in the field of sustainability as well as the management level of BMBF. Alumni can apply for one of the coveted spots and will be selected by a prestigious special jury.


• 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
• No more than three years of professional work experience (this excludes professional work experiences gainedwithin the scope of an academic degree)
• 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 2019 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 respective 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 2020 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 232 outstanding young minds from 65 different countries. 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.

If you want to apply for the Green Talents Competition 2019, please apply here.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Green Talents 2019



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