KiTE - Kiel Training for Excellence: A postdoc career development programme

Call open!

Interested to build your career in a multidisciplinary research environment?

The KiTE - Kiel Training for Excellence programme offers funding for eight open-topic postdoc projects (36 months) in Kiel, Germany, accompanied by an attractive professional development programme.

The call is open until 31st May 2023.

All information about the application process

Your mentors

Become part of one of Kiel University’s Priority Research Areas and take advantage of its interdisciplinary networks and opportunities to develop a career in the academic, public and private sector.

A KiTE mentor - an experienced researcher and member of one of the Priority Research Areas - will host you in her or his group and guide your qualification

Find a mentor (pdf)

Logo: KiTE. Kiel Training for Excellence


For any inquiries please contact:
Dr. Nadezhda Kakhro
(KiTE Programme Management)
+49 431/880-6973

About KiTE

KiTE is an open topic postdoc qualification programme for excellent junior researchers seeking an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral experience to further develop their career prospects taking advantage of the unique environment at Kiel University and Kiel region.

KiTE offers its fellows a high degree of independence to design their individual research profile as well as international and intersectoral exposure conducive to their further career development, accompanied by an advanced training programme to broaden their transferable skills.

KiTE fellows will immerse themselves into one of Kiel University’s four interdisciplinary Priority Research Areas – Kiel Life Science (KLS); Kiel Marine Science (KMS); Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS); Societal, Environmental and Cultural Change (SECC).

The KiTE programme is located atthe Postdoc Center of Kiel University.

Funded by the European Union

The “Kiel Training for Excellence” programme is cofunded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) from the European Commission's Horizon Europe programme (project number: 101081480) and by Kiel University.

Interdisciplinary research at Kiel University

Kiel Life Science (KLS)

  • Metaorganisms
  • Host-microbe-Interaction
  • Evolution
  • Immunology
  • Metabolomics
  • Health

More about KLS

Fluorescent microscopy picture showing fungal hyphae
© Dr Janine Haueisen

Kiel Marine Science (KMS)

  • Coast
  • Governance
  • Blue Economy
  • Digital Ocean
  • Biological Marine Sciences

More about KMS

© Felix Gross, KMS

Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

  • Neurotronics
  • Sensors
  • Energy systems
  • Nanomedicine
  • Reactions at interfaces
  • Quantum technology

More about KiNSIS

Person looking at a meter
© Julia Siekmann, Uni Kiel

Societal, Environmental and Cultural Change (SECC)

  • Social & economic archaeology
  • Past global changes
  • Dual evolution
  • Niche construction
  • Socio-environmental hazards

More about SECC

© Katharina Fuchs, Uni Kiel


The KiTE Management Team offers online information events about the KiTE - Kiel Training for Excellence Programme and the current call for…

2.3 million euros for the new “Kiel Training for Excellence” career development programme