Green Talents Competition 2021
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Green Talents Competition 2021 by Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Apply by May 19

Green Talents Competition 2021 for Young Researchers in Sustainable DevelopmentFederal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is a cabinet-level ministry of Germany.

The Ministry provides funding for research projects and institutions and sets general educational policy. They also provide student loans in Germany. However, a large part of educational policy in Germany is decided at the state level, strongly limiting the influence of the ministry in educational matters.

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 within the field of sustainability.

The award, under the patronage of Minister Anja Karliczek, honours young researchers from numerous countries and scientific disciplines each year for their achievements and efforts to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable. Selected by a jury of German experts, the award winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • Enrolment in a master’s or PhD programme or a degree (master’s/PhD) completed no more than three years before the end of the application process
  • Strong focus on sustainable development and an interdisciplinary approach in any field of sustainability research
  • No more than three years of professional work experience (this excludes professional work experiences gained within the scope of an academic degree)
  • Proven excellent command of English
  • Significantly above-average grades
  • Not a German citizen nor a resident of Germany (individuals therefore not eligible to apply: German passport holders as well as anyone living in Germany at the time of application even if the residence is temporary).

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Application

Applications can only be submitted via our online tool. Documents that are sent to us by email cannot be accepted. Please note that applications cannot be changed once they have been submitted nor can any missing document be handed in after the application deadline.

Benefits

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:

  • Invitation to a multi-day Virtual Science Forum in October 2021:
    • “Science Sessions” with leading German sustainability facilities, institutions and companies, which will virtually provide exclusive insights into their leading-edge research and projects,
    • Virtual appointments with German experts of your choice to discuss possibilities for upcoming joint research and cooperation efforts,
    • A wide range of workshops dedicated to the SDGs and advancing your scientific career,
    • Networking opportunities with other Green Talents, participating Green Talents alumni and researchers,
    • Formal Virtual Award Ceremony with your fellow Green Talents and special guests
  • A fully funded on-site research stay of up to three months at an institution of your choice in Germany
  • Exclusive access to the distinguished Green Talents alumni network.
Important dates

The application period is from 7 April until 19 May 2021.

Green Talents Competition 2021 by Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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