Having spent impressive two weeks in Germany, the Green Talents are invited to return the year following the Science Forum. The research stay can last for up to three months and can be conducted at a research institute, university or company of the participant’s own choice. It is up to the young scientists to identify a suitable host, to contact them and to agree on a time period as well as on a research topic with them. The individual expert meetings may already help in this regard. Nevertheless, the Green Talents are not only free to stay at one of the organisations they visited during the Science Forum, but at any German facility that will host them. However, splitting the term or switching hosts is unfortunately not possible.
Just like the Science Forum, the research stay is fully financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). These benefits include the flights to and from Germany as well as a monthly allowance which covers all living expenses (accommodation, insurances, food, public transport, etc.). The allowance is not supposed to provide direct funding for research, but to enable the awardees to support themselves during their stay in Germany. In order to evaluate the outcome of the programme, the Green Talents are requested to hand in a report about their work and research conducted in Germany afterwards and to declare whether their previously set goals were achieved.