The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invite applications for the prestigious ”Green Talents–International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas.

About the awards:
  • The winners of this competition are invited to a Science Forum that takes them on a journey to leading German institutions of environmental and sustainability research.
  • Green Talents awardees receive the unique opportunity to complete a BMBF-funded research stay at an institution of choice during the year following the Science Forum.


  • Non-German citizens or anyone not residing in Germany
  • Applicant must currently be enrolled in a Master’s or PhD programme or must have completed their degree (Master’s/PhD) with significantly above-average grades no more than 3 years before the end of the application period
  • Applicant must have strong focus on and an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development
  • Applicant must have an excellent command of the English language

Funding: Grant for a research journey and a research stay.

Duration: Two-week Science Forum; research stay of up to 3 months.


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—————–Quick Overview————-

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Country Germany
Fellowship Level Master’s/PhD
Subject areas All disciplines
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 19 May 2021

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