Applications call for Green Talents Competition 2020 from Young Researchers in Sustainable Development
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 from various fields of research. The award, under the patronage of Minister Anja Karliczek, honors young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognized 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 Green Talents program offers participants the unique opportunity to become part of an exceptional worldwide network of outstanding young minds and leading German institutions. The first part of the prize consists of an invitation to a two-week Science Forum in Germany, where candidates will be introduced to renowned research facilities and have individual meetings with experts (individual appointments). They will learn about potential collaborations and experience the country’s excellent research infrastructure at close hand. In addition, a workshop on research and funding opportunities will provide them the further information for the future research stay in Germany. The journey will culminate in a festive award ceremony hosted by a high-level representative from the BMBF.
Furthermore, the candidates will have the opportunity to return to Germany for up to three months to conduct a research stay at an institute of their choice the year after the Science Forum. The Science Forum and the extended research stay will be fully financed by the BMBF.
The Green Talents Competition focuses on outstanding young scientists, who are active in the field of sustainable development. However, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) fosters interdisciplinary approaches in this regard. However, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form the framework for this year’s competition and applicants must indicate, which SDGs their research is contributing to. Furthermore, the Green Talents Competitions welcomes applications from any scientific field closely related to sustainability research.