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Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development

Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development

Deadline: 19 May 2021
Open to: young scientists
Benefits: a fully funded on-site research stay of up to three months + other benefits


Are you a promising scientist with innovative ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to help make the world a more sustainable place? Are you ready to collaborate with German experts and contribute to sustainability research in Germany? This competition challenge you to convince their high-ranking expert jury and become one of the 25 Green Talents of 2021!

Share your innovative ideas and lay the foundation for long-lasting collaborations with German research institutions and international researchers. Make your contributions count!


Applicants must meet the following mandatory requirements:

No exceptions to these requirements can be accepted. Ineligible applications will automatically be disqualified.

The Green Talents Competition focuses on outstanding young scientists, who are active in the field of sustainable development and are willing to collaborate with German experts and to contribute to sustainability research in Germany. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) fosters interdisciplinary approaches in this regard. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form the framework for this year’s competition and applicants must indicate, which SDGs their research is contributing to. Applicants can, therefore, come from any scientific field closely related to sustainability research.


The prestigious Green Talents programme offers you the unique opportunity to become part of an exceptional world-wide network of outstanding young minds and leading German institutions.

The Green Talents Award 2021 includes:

You will have the opportunity to come to Germany for up to three months to conduct a research stay at an institute of your choice the year after the Virtual Science Forum. Learn more about how the Green Talents story continues for the awardees when they return to Germany for their research stays.

The research stay will be fully financed by the BMBF.

How to apply?

If you are interested in the Green Talents Competition 2021, apply here.

For more information please visit the official website.