Apply now: Green Talents Award 2018
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas.
The “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” was launched in 2009 by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and honours 25 young researchers each year. “Long-lasting contacts between up-and-coming talent and established experts have an important role to play here. This is why the Green Talents competition aims to build up an extensive, interdisciplinary network of experts from science and industry to work together on the key objectives of shaping the future, transforming global challenges into opportunities, and creating liveable and decent conditions for all” explains Minister and patron of the award Anja Karliczek.
Who can apply?
Applicants for the Green Talents Award need to fulfill the following requirements:
- enrolment in a Master’s or PhD programme in any field related to sustainable development or a degree (Master’s/PhD) completed with significantly above-average grades in a similar programme no more than three years before the end of the application process
- excellent proven command of English
- a non-German citizen or anyone not residing in Germany
Application period: 9 April - 23 May 2018
More information on the programme and the application is available on the website of the Green Talents Award
Green Talents awardees and their projects
Dr Owen Horwood
Dr Nihar Ranjan Samal
Sustainability is his area of research. Dr Owen Horwood from Johannesburg, South Africa is an environmental expert and winner of the Green Talent competition for young scientists. He talks about his experiences at the International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development.
What does clean water for your home mean to you? Is it something you take for granted or something you can only dream about? In poorer regions of the world, many clean water technologies are simply not affordable. Freshwater scientist Nihar Ranjan Samal is familiar with the problem from his native region of East India. He is working successfully on innovative solutions.