Application period for Green Talents Competition 2015 Now Open

The BMBF has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. Take part in the Green Talents Competition 2015, promote your research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots.

The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 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 high-ranking jury of German experts the award-winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.
In the 2015 Green Talents competition and in view of 2015 being the “City of the Future” Science Year we would particularly welcome submissions relating to this topic. However, the competition is still open to all fields and offers equal chances to win. The 2015 award includes:

  • An invitation to visit Germany in 2015 to participate in the fully funded two-week science forum. While touring Germany, the award-winners will have access to top science and research institutions that will offer unique insights into their work.
  • A chance for the award-winners to present themselves and their work in person during individual appointments with experts of their choice (during the two-week science forum).
  • A fully funded research stay of up to three months at an institution of the award-winner´s choice in 2016.
  • Exclusive access to the “Green Talents Alumni Network” of 130 high-achievers in sustainable development from over 40 countries.

For more information please refer to the competition flyer on

Deadline for submission: 2 June 2015, 12 p.m. CET.

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