Are you an up-and-coming researcher with original ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? Rise to the challenge

and convince our high-calibre expert jury to become one of the 25 Green Talents 2014!


The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invites young researchers from all over the world every year to take part in the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”. The winners are awarded for their creative and intelligent solutions to the pressing questions of our time. The BMBF seeks to intensify the global exchange between young researchers in the field of environmental and sustainability research with this programme.

The Green Talents 2014 will be selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts and are granted unique access to the elite of the country’s sustainability research field. This includes:


An invitation to Germany in 2014 to participate in the fully funded two-week science forum. While touring Germany, top locations will open their doors to the Green Talents and offer them an exclusive insight into their facilities and projects.

A chance to present themselves and their work in personal discussions held as part of individual appointments with experts of their choice (during the two-week science forum).

A second invitation to Germany in 2015 for a fully funded research stay of up to three months. At an inspiring location of their choice, the Green Talents will gain new experiences and advance their professional careers while establishing long-lasting partnerships.

Exclusive access to the “Green Talents Network” of over 100 high potentials in sustainable development from over 35 countries.


Deadline for submission: 16 June 2014, 12 p.m. CET.


More information can be found on the competition’s website: