Green Talents Award 2017

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Are you a young scientist engaged in the field of environmental and sustainability research? Would you like to gain access to first-class research facilities in Germany? Are you interested in sharing ideas and opinions with leading researchers in your field? Then apply for the "Green Talents Award 2017" with which the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) promotes 25 young scientists each year in the field of environmental and sustainability research.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • enrolment in a Master’s or PhD programme in any field related to sustainable development or a degree (Master’s/PhD) completed with significantly above-average grades in a similar programme no more than three years before the end of the application process
  • excellent proven command of English
  • a non-German citizen or anyone not residing in Germany

What form does funding take?

The winners are invited to a “Green Talents Science Forum”. During this roughly two-week science tour of Germany, they will be given access to top-class German environmental and sustainability research facilities and have the chance to share ideas and opinions with experts of their choice. They also have the opportunity to spend up to three months conducting research at a research facility of their choice in 2018. The Science Forum visit and the research period are funded by the BMBF. In addition, the winners will become part of the global Green Talents Network, which repeatedly gives rise to cooperative and collaborative ventures.

When is the closing date for applications?

The next closing date for applications is 23 May 2017 (12.00 p.m. CEST).

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here:

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