Submission period for Green Talents Award now open

18.04.2017 - Press release

Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers. The goal of sustainable development is to find a balance between the need for socio-economic development and the need to preserve the environment, and to thus meet the requirements of present and future generations. The 2017 Green Talents competition will address ''Sustainable Production and Consumption''. Applications are open until May 23.

Sustainable development means finding a balance between the need for socio-economic development, the protection of the environment, and the preservation of our earth for present and future generations. These topics of global political relevance demand international research cooperation. The 2017 Green Talents competition will address these topics with a special focus on the theme of “Sustainable Production and Consumption”.

Alumni Green Talents awardees in Germany
Alumni Green Talents awardees in Germany© DLR PT/Hans-Christian Plambeck

The “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials is Sustainable Development” was launched in 2009 by the German Ministry of Education and Research and honours 25 young researchers each year.

“Long-lasting contacts between up-and-coming talent and established experts have an important role to play here. This is why the Green Talents competition aims to build up an extensive, interdisciplinary network of experts from science and industry to work together on the opportunities, and creating liveable and decent conditions for all” explains Minister and patron of the award Johanna Wanka.

Since its inception, the award has recognized 182 young researcher and scientists from 51 nations for their outstanding achievements and contributions to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable. The award-winners are selected by a jury of renowned German experts and are granted unique access to Germany’s research elite.

Why become a Green Talent?

  • Become a Green Talent and promote your sustainability research in Germany
  • Become part of an exclusive network of excellent young researchers
  • Enjoy a two-week visit to German sustainability hot spots, individual appointments with experts and a fully financed research stay of up to three months

The 2017 Green Talents award includes:

  • an invitation to the fully funded two-week Science Forum 2017, consisting of a visit to leading German science and research facilities with unique insights from experts at these institutions and individual appointments with German experts of the winner’s choice to discuss opportunities for research and cooperation
  • networking opportunities at the award ceremony in Berlin with participating Green Talents alumni
  • a fully funded research stay of up to three months at an institution of the award winner’s choice in 2018
  • exclusive and unique access to the Green Talents alumni network.

Applications must be submitted by May 23, 2017

The competition flyer and the award trailer are both available at Green Talents

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