| Deadline: 24 May 2016

Green Talents 2016: Competition for Young Researchers in Sustainable Development – apply now!

Become a 'Green Talent', promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers! The competition aims to encourage 'Green Talents' from all over the world to cooperate with research institutions and companies in Germany. Thus you become part of a global, interdisciplinary network of highly talented researchers who are pursuing a common goal: to develop solutions for a sustainable future.

The 2016 Green Talents competition will address the effects of climate change, pollution and overfishing on the earth's biggest natural resources, the oceans, in line with the German Ministry of Education and Research's Science Year 2016/2017, which is devoted to the 'Seas and Oceans'. These issues, as well as the challenges facing our environment in general, demand international research cooperation. 

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Since its inception, the award has recognised 157 young researchers and scientists from 46 different countries 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 the country's research elite.

The 2016 Green Talents award includes:

  • an invitation to the fully funded two-week Science Forum 2016, consisting of
    − a visit to leading German science and research facilities with unique insights from experts at these institutions
    − individual appointments with German experts of the winner’s choice to discuss opportunities for research and cooperation
    − networking opportunities at the 2nd and largest Green Talents Alumni conference to date, to take place in Berlin on 27/28 October 2016
  • a fully funded research stay of up to three months at an institution of the award-winner´s choice in 2017
  • exclusive access to the Green Talents alumni network.

All 'Green Talents' are invited to submit their entries and become part of the global Green Talents network. The closing date for applications is 24 May 2016, 12 p.m. CET.

Visit the 'Green Talents 2016' website for more or download the flyer.