Green Talents Competition 2020

Who can apply?

  • Enrolment in a master’s or PhD programme or a degree (master’s/PhD) completed no more than three years before the end of the application process
  • No more than three years of professional work experience (this excludes professional work experiences gained within the scope of an academic degree)
  • Strong focus on sustainable development and an interdisciplinary approach in any field of sustainability research
  • Proven excellent command of English
  • Not a German citizen nor a resident of Germany

What is in it for me?

  • Invitation to a two-week Science Forum through Germany in October 2020
  • Visit of the hot spots of sustainability science: exclusive access to the country’s research landscape
  • Opportunity for an up to three months research stay at an institution of your choice in 2021
  • Individual appointments with leading German experts
  • Membership of the global Green Talents network of more than 250 young researchers from 69 different countries worldwide
  • Networking opportunities with Green Talents alumni at the award ceremony

When to apply?

The next application period will be from 7 April until 19 May 2020.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here:


Corona crisis related restrictions may apply. Please check with the individual funding organisation before taking action.