Competition for the Digital GreenTalents Award 2024 Kicks Off

Up-and-coming researchers from around the world with innovative ideas on digitalization and sustainable development can now apply for the Digital GreenTalents Award. The competition is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

How can we create good and healthy living conditions for all people when global climate change is challenging our economy and current way of life? How can digitalization contribute to a more sustainable future? The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the "Digital GreenTalents - High Potentials in Sustainable Development" program to support talented young scientists working on solutions to these pressing questions and thus contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

20 Digital GreenTalents will have the opportunity to complete a fully-funded research stay of up to three months in Germany in 2025. The award winners will also become part of a global network of outstanding young researchers and establish valuable contacts with leading German institutions in the field of digitalization and sustainability.

Applications for the Digital GreenTalents Award are welcomed from Master's/PhD students, postdocs and professionals, inculding those from Germany, with up to three years of work experience and a strong focus on digitalization and sustainable development with an interdisciplinary approach. The Digital GreenTalents are selected by a five-member jury of high-ranking experts. The winners will be announced during an online ceremony in November 2024. In addition to the scholarship for the research stay in Germany, the Digital GreenTalents Award also includes participation in the SpringSchool 2025 with workshops, excursions and numerous networking opportunities.

More information about the Digital GreenTalents Competition 2024 and the detailed application procedure can be found in this flyer, on the website and at The application deadline is May 15, 2024.