The German Federal Government is awarding excellent
performance in the field of sustainability research.
Time is counting down: You only have until 10 June to take the opportunity to register for
participation in the respected Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry
of Education and Research (BMBF). Over 800 young scientists from all over the world
have already registered and submitted their application documents online at
But time is now running short for all those who would still like to participate and face
the critical judgement of the Green Talents jury perhaps to become one of 25 award
They will experience groundbreaking research live in the fall of 2012 during a two-week
tour through Germany: They will visit notable companies and scientific institutions, meet
high-ranking scientists from different disciplines, participate in the 9th BMBG Forum for
Sustainability (FONA; http://www.fona.de/en/fona_events.php) in Berlin and thereby
receive an intensive first impression of German sustainability research.
Also the winners will then deepen their understanding in 2013 when all of the award
winners are invited to a three-month research stay in Germany.
Participants in the competition should be 35 or younger, live outside of Germany, not
have German citizenship and most of all the focus of their research should be occupied
with unusual perspectives regarding sustainability issues, regardless of the respective field
Those who are still hesitating should take a look at the www.greentalents.de website. There they can find everything there is to know about the members of the Green
Talents jury as well as the individual stops along the Green Talents Germany Tour and, of
course, the online registration tool.
By International Bureau of the German
We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know.” —Donald Rumsfeld