Green Talents

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Funded by

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

In brief

The winners of this competition are invited to a Science Forum that takes them on a journey to leading German institutions of environmental and sustainability research. Furthermore, Green Talents awardees receive the unique opportunity to complete a BMBF-funded research stay at an institution of their choice during the year following the Science Forum.

Who can apply?

Non-German citizens or anyone not residing in Germany who

  • is currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD programme or must have completed their degree (Master’s/PhD) with significantly above-average grades no more than 3 years before the end of the application period
  • has a strong focus on and an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development
  • has an excellent command of the English language
  • has no more than three years of professional work experience

Type and extent of funding

Grant for a research journey and a research stay.


Two-week Science Forum; research stay of up to 3 months.


Detailed information about the programme, including links for a competition alert and the online application tool, are available on the Green Talents website (see link below).