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Green Talents Competition 2013

Are You A Green Talent? Join the competition and get the opportunity to visit the hot spots of sustainablilty research in Germany. In response to the rapid depletion of natural resources, increasing environmental contamination and major changes in the earth's atmosphere and as a frontrunner in sustainability research, Germany, through the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now holding the 5th round of its prestigious "Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development". The competition, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, annually awards the 25 most outstanding minds worldwide. Hailing from various research disciplines, the winners are honoured for their original solutions for a more sustainable future.Selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts, the "Green Talents" will be invited to a two-week science forum, touring Germany in the fall of 2013. This visit will not only grant them unique access to some of the country's hot spots of sustainable development but also allows the participants to exchange ideas with peers and senior scientists. In addition, the awardees will have the chance to present themselves to experts of their choice and discuss their work with them in individual appointments.The year following the forum, the winners are invited to return to Germany for an additional research stay of up to three months at an institute or company of their choice. With previous awardees from 30 different countries, the "Green Talents" build a network of outstanding young researchers, renowned experts and top-class facilities that is unparalleled.More information about the competition, topics covered and eligibility can be found here while information on how to register and apply can be found here. Deadline for submissions is 09 June 2013, at 12 p.m. (Central European Time).Download the Application Flyer here for more information about this competition or visit the Green Talents Competition 2013 website.
The Green Talents Competition