FYORD (Foster Young Ocean Researcher Development)

With the FYORD program we support the development of young marine scientists by enabling young researchers from master students to postdocs to take the next step towards a successful career in marine topics.

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FYORD builds with its support measures on the existing young talent support programs of CAU - Graduate Center and Postdoctoral Center.

News from FYORD


FYORD Science Café

How do I manage to get my thesis topic or my next project?

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International post-doctoral fellowships in Marine Sciences 2023

Application deadline: Sunday 30th April, 2023.



Interdisciplinary discussion on future challenges in West Africa

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MISSION ATLANTIC: Mobility Call 2023

Application-Deadline is March 31, 2023


Events & Courses

Interdisciplinary discussion on future challenges in West Africa

Early Registration-Deadline is the 28th of February 2023

Registration Deadline is April 04, 2023

How do I manage to get my thesis topic or my next project?

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Application-Deadline is February 28, 2023

In the summer of 2023, the first of hopefully many FYORD Postdoc Retreats will take place.

Early Registration-Deadline is May 28, 2023

Application-Deadline is March 09, 2023

Application-Deadline is April 30, 2023.


As the earliest career stage of our targeted status groups, master's students form the roots of the FYORD program from which structures can evolve.


  More about Masters@FYORD


As a bridging qualification phase between student and independent postdoctoral researcher, the education of doctoral candidates plays a special role within the FYORD program.

More about Docs@FYORD


After the PhD, early career researchers have to deal with very specific challenges by building their independent research profile and making decisions about their career options inside or outside academia.

More about Postdocs@FYORD