Green Talents Competition 2016 for Young Researchers in Sustainable Development (Fully Funded to Germany)


Application Deadline: 24 May 2016, 10pm (Central European Time).

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigiousGreen Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” on a yearly basis to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, 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.

The award, whose patron is Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers from around the world each year.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Enrolment in or completion of a master’s degree programme or higher no more than three years ago
• Proven excellent command of English
• Not a German citizen nor a resident of Germany
• Significantly above-average grades
• Strong focus on sustainable development and an interdisciplinary approach



The Green Talents are selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts and are granted unique access to the elite of the country’s sustainability research field. This includes:

  • An invitation to Germany in 2016 to participate in the fully funded two-week Science Forum. While touring Germany, top locations will open their doors to the Green Talents and offer them an exclusive insight into their facilities and projects.
  • A chance to present themselves and their work in personal discussions held as part of individual appointments with experts of their choice (during the two-week Science Forum).
  • A second invitation to Germany in 2017 for a fully funded research stay of up to three months. At an inspiring location of their choice, the Green Talents will gain new experiences and advance their professional careers while establishing long-lasting partnerships.
  • Exclusive access to the “Green Talents Network” of currently 157 high potentials in sustainable development from over 46 countries.

Apply Now for the Green Talents Competition 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Green Talents Competition 2016



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