News from DAAD New York – April 15, 2016

Here are 2 opportunities, one for a MA/PhD student and one for a graduating BA/MA student.

(1) 2016 Green Talents competition kicks off!

 Deadline for submission: May 24, 2016, 6 p.m. EDT.

Applicants for the “Green Talents” competition must be enrolled in a Masters or a PhD programme in any field related to sustainable development or must have completed their degree with significantly above-average grades in a similar programme no more than three years before the end of the application process.

Every year, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invites young researchers from all over the world to take part in the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development.” The winners are awarded for their creative and intelligent solutions to the pressing questions of our time. 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 Federal 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.


The 2016 Green Talents award includes:

– an invitation to the fully funded two-week Science Forum 2016, consisting of a visit to leading German science and research facilities with unique insights from experts at these institutions; individual appointments with German experts of the winner’s choice to discuss opportunities for research and cooperation; and networking opportunities at the 2nd and largest Green Talents Alumni conference to date, taking place in Berlin on October 27-28, 2016

– a fully funded research stay of up to three months at an institution of the award-winner´s choice in 2017

– exclusive access to the Green Talents alumni network.

The platform “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” was established in 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas from various fields of research. Every year, BMBF honors 25 young researchers with the “Green Talents” award. Since its inception, the award has recognized 157 young researchers and scientists from 46 different countries for their outstanding achievements and contributions to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable.

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 Deadline for submission: May 24, 2016, 6 p.m. EDT.


(2) Heidelberg University’s HAUS Scholarship

The application deadline is June 15, 2016

Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) is currently accepting applications for its HAUS Scholarship. The stipend is available to one qualified student from a United States university planning to study at Universität Heidelberg. The scholarship award is $5,000 for Master’s program students and $3,000 for Bachelor’s program students for the winter semester 2016/2017. The HAUS Scholarship is funded by Heidelberg alumni residing in the U.S.

The ideal candidate will not only have a strong academic background but can also fulfill the role of ambassador for HAUS upon their return from studying abroad.

The application deadline is June 15, 2016. For more information, click here <>.