‘The Future Ocean‘ provides a framework of structural but also of financial support options. The Cluster itself funds innovative, interdisciplinary top level scientific projects for postdoctoral researchers in all Cluster disciplines but it is also open to and highly interested in attracting excellent researchers who manage to successfully acquire their own funding. Postdoctoral researchers working in marine sciences in Kiel can profit from additional financial support for attending scientific meetings or to visiting research institutions outside of Kiel to broaden the Cluster’s scientific expertise.

Funding opportunities for postdoctoral research projects include:

  • calls for research proposals issued by the cluster
  • other options to fund one’s own position
  • additional financial support, e.g. for travel or science mobility for training


Gesche Braker IMAP, Coordinator Tel.: +49 431 880-6550