FYORD (Foster Young Ocean Researcher Development)

With the FYORD program we support the development of young marine researchers from master's students to doctoral students to postdocs in taking the next step towards a successful career in marine topics.

More Information about FYORD

Graphic structure of FYORD
© FYORD, KMS / Uni Kiel

FYORD, with its specific marine science support, builds on the existing overarching junior researcher support programs of CAU - Graduate Center and Postdoctoral Center.

News from FYORD

People in a foyer

FYORD Travel Grant – Tony Cabus goes to GeoBerlin

For the first time, the FYORD Travel Grant supported a FYORD member to visit an international conference.

Portrait of a woman, sea in the background

Fulbright Scholar joins Kiel University to study the carbon cycle

Cassandra Bartels from the US investigates the role of the Southern Ocean in the global carbon cycle

Person with binoculars looking at the ocean

FYORD Travel Grant

FYORD members can now apply for a travel grant of up to 500€.

Sea with mountains in the background

Award for Young Marine Research 2024

The deadline for the Annette Barthelt-Award 2024 is November 1, 2023.


Events & Courses

In the context of the 4th EnJust (Network Environmental Justice) Meeting in Mexico and Online on the 6th October.

The registration deadline for the conference is September 15, 2023.

This retreat's topic is career orientation in and outside of academia with application of case studies.

Application-Deadline is April 30, 2023.

Workshop on "How to use Ocean Data View (ODV)" with Prof. Dr. Julia Gottschalk.

Goal of the conference is to present the new Central Portal of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet).

Delivering the science we need for the ocean we want! Registration deadline is October 30, 2023.


FYORD supports the networking of master's students with experienced researchers to solidify the career plans of students early on.


  More about Masters@FYORD


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

More about Docs@FYORD


After the PhD, early career researches 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