Green Talents Award

Green Talents Award

Green Talents Award

Who can apply?

Applicants must meet the following 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

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)

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. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) fosters interdisciplinary approaches in this regard. Applicants can therefore come from any scientific field closely related to sustainability research.

How can I apply?

Applications can only be submitted via an 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 deadline.

For more information please refer to the competition flyer or watch the award trailer, both available on

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For Frequently Asked Questions refer the Website :

Green Talents Award