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Green Talents competition 2021

Deadline: 19 May 2021

Water management, bioenergy, artificial intelligence: a sustainable society can be reached in many ways. For the past 12 years, the BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany) has been awarding young international researchers during the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” competition to foster interdisciplinary work on environmental topics.

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • 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 in any field of sustainability research
  • No more than three years of professional work experience (this excludes professional work experiences gained within the scope of an academic degree)
  • Proven excellent command of English
  • Not a German citizen nor a resident of Germany

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • Invitation to a 7-day Virtual Science Forum in October 2021, which include:
    • “Science Sessions” with leading German sustainability facilities, institutions and companies, which will virtually provide exclusive insights into their leading-edge research and projects
    • Virtual appointments with German experts of your choice to discuss possibilities for upcoming joint research and cooperation efforts
    • A wide range of workshops dedicated to the SDGs and advancing your scientific career
    • Networking opportunities with other Green Talents, participating Green Talents alumni and researchers
    • Formal Virtual Award Ceremony with your fellow Green Talents and special guests
  • A fully funded on-site research stay of up to three months at an institution of your choice in Germany in 2022
  • Exclusive access to the distinguished Green Talents alumni network

In 2013 and 2016 student and alumni of Universidad Nacional de Colombia became winners in this competition. Besides, Professor Andrés Ibáñez, from the Faculty of Arts at UNAL Bogotá campus, won in 2011 during his PhD studies in Hong Kong.

Deadline: 19 May 2021, 14:00 Central European Summer Time (07:00 Colombian time)

(vía Research in Germany)

[Boletín SIUN 530, 8/9 de abril de 2021]

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