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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Grafik Struktur von FYORD
© FYORD, KMS / Uni Kiel

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

News from FYORD

Mobility Grant to France for Junior Researchers

The Procopo-Mobility scholarship supports a 1- to 3-month research stay for young researchers in France.


Review Process of the Ocean Decade Vision 2030 White Papers

The global ocean community is invited to participate in reviewing the 10 White Papers until February 22, 2024.


Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence 2024-2025

The application window for the ten months training course in the field of observational oceanography is now open.


Call for Abstracts for YOUMARES'14

Abstracts for this years conference in Hamburg can be submitted until February 29, 2024.


Events & Courses

We open the “black box” of peer review, going through the steps from manuscript submission to the final decision.

Lecture by Dr. Lizzie Scholtus as part of the lecture series "Open Science" in the winter semester 2023/24.

The workshop prepares young marine scientists for presenting their research in the Ocean Science Show on April 27, 2024.

Lecture by Dr. Angila Vetter (University Library) as part of the lecture series "Open Science" in the winter semester 2023/24

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

Apply for an oral presentation or a poster proposal for the Ocean Decade Conference by the first of December 2023.

The conference for young marine researchers takes place in Hamburg from May 15-17, 2024.

The conference will be hosted in June 2024 in Oxford, UK - early bird admissions are until Febuary, 24 2023.


As the earliest career stage of our targeted status groups, masters 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 postdocs, the training and support of doctoral researchers plays a special role in the FYORD program.

More about Docs@FYORD


Postdoctoral researchers face very specific challenges as they build their independent research profile and make decisions about their career options within or outside academia.


More about Postdocs@FYORD