Green Talents: Competition for Young Researchers in Sustainable Development

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Visit the 'Green Talents 2016' website and download the flyer in English or in French.