Green Talents Competition 2019

Green Talents Competition 2019

Green Talents Competition 2019, © Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Striving for International Cooperation in Sustainability Research

Call for Applications

Striving for International Cooperation in Sustainability Research

Every year, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Anja Karliczek, honours young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Selected by a jury of German experts, the award winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

The 2019 Green Talents award includes:

(1) an invitation to the fully funded two-week Science Forum 2019 in Germany, consisting of

  • a visit to leading German sustainable facilities, institutions and companies with exclusive insights on their pioneering research and projects
  • individual appointments with German experts of the winner’s choice to discuss possibilities for upcoming research and cooperation
  • networking opportunities at the award ceremony in Berlin with participating Green Talents alumni

(2) fully funded research stay of up to three months at a German institution of the award-winner´s choice in 2020

(3) access to the exclusive Green Talents alumni Network.

This year marks a special occasion as the Green Talents Competition is having its 10th anniversary. To celebrate appropriately, DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) will organise a special networking conference on behalf of BMBF. This gives the Green Talents 2019 as well as selected alumni the opportunity to come together and meet with many representatives of the German scientific elite, businesses and start-ups in the field of sustainability as well as the management level of BMBF. Alumni can apply for one of the coveted spots and will be selected by a prestigious special jury.

Call for applications closes 22 May 2019.

For more information and to apply please visit www.greentalents.de.

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