Striving for International Cooperation in Sustainability Research

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 within the field of sustainability. The award, under the patronage of Minister Anja Karliczek, honours young researchers from numerous countries and scientific disciplines each year for their achievements and efforts to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable. Selected by a jury of German experts, the award winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

The application period for the Green Talents Competition 2021 is over. Our expert jury has made its decision for this year's 25 Green Talents from almost 500 applications. We will present the Green Talents 2021 awardees on our website at the beginning of October.
The Green Talents Science Forum 2021 is taking place as a Virtual Science Forum for the second time. It takes the 25 Green Talents on an exciting virtual journey where they explore Germany’s sustainability research landscape, network with German researchers and meet their fellow award winners.

If you are interested in the Green Talents Competition 2022, please register for our competition alert and you will be informed as soon as the next submission period starts.