Announcement 07/04/2020: Competition

Application period for Green Talents award now open

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

Bonn, 7 April 2020
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 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 own choice in Germany in 2021,
  • exclusive access to the prestigious Green Talents alumni network.

Further information

The Green Talents programme has been hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2009. It is held under the patronage of the German Minister of Education and Research, Ms Anja Karliczek. Honouring 25 young international researchers each year, the initiative has successfully fostered the global exchange of innovative green ideas within the field of sustainability. To this day, 257 outstanding scientists from 69 countries have been awarded for their tremendous achievements to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable.

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 educational degree) and a strong focus on sustainable development. Applicants must prove excellent command of English and above-average grade. Further, only applications from non-German citizens or residents can be considered.

For more information please refer to our website where both the competition flyer as well as the award trailer are accessible.

Deadline for submission: 19 May 2020, 2 p.m. CEST.

Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR-PT)
European and International Cooperation
Phone: +49 (0) 228 3821 2044

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