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Green Talents Sustainability Competition in Germany

Green Talents Sustainability Competition in Germany

Country: Germany
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How can we achieve prosperity for a growing global population while also reducing the use of natural resources? How can we protect biodiversity and manage climate change? We can only answer these pressing future challenges with the help of excellent research, and by turning to young researchers in particular. The Green Talents sustainability Competition offers young creative minds from around the world the possibility for interdisciplinary cooperation in the development and realization of new ideas.

Digital technology plays an important role in this context. This is why the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is holding this year’s Green Talents Sustainability Competition on the theme “Smart Green Planet – Solutions for a sustainable future”. It is all about tapping large amounts of data more quickly and linking future challenges in a meaningful way. Hence, we encourage applicants to look for ideas that connect digital technology with aspects of sustainability research and societal change.

Further, it is a unique opportunity for Junior Researchers to find new partners from around the world. As a Green Talents awardee, you become part of an interdisciplinary and international network without parallel. Your application is a major step forward on the path towards a sustainable digital future.

Awards+ Prizes

  • As part of the Green Talents Science Forum, you will meet leading German experts of your choice in individual appointments.
  • Become part of the unique global Green Talents network of 232 outstanding young minds from 65 different countries
  • Take your research a step forward when you are invited to return in 2020 for a fully funded research stay.
  • Be invited to Germany for a two week Science Forum in October 2019. Also, visit some of the hot spots of sustainability science.


  • 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
  • No more than three years of professional work experience (this excludes professional work experiences gained within the scope of an academic degree)
  • Strong focus on sustainable development and an interdisciplinary approach
  • Proven excellent command of English
  • Significantly above-average grades
  • Not a German citizen nor a resident of Germany

How To Apply

Candidates must submit their application online along with their work. Further, candidates must submit their applications before the deadline.


Applicants must submit their applications before 2 p.m. CEST on 22 May 2019.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline22 May,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerFederal Ministry of Education and Research Germany
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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