Looking for a Doctoral Topic?

Please note: ISOS does not fund any doctoral positions. Your salary and research will be paid by the working group/ institute/ project you are employed by.
Once you've started your doctorate in Kiel, you can enroll in ISOS.


Doctoral topics in marine sciences (No funding included)

Brochure on "Doctoral Research Topics in Marine Sciences in Kiel"

Have you found an interesting topic? How to proceed?

  • Your first step is to formulate a short draft of your research ideas. Send this, together with your CV and a motivation letter to the supervisor by e-mail. Discuss with this person whether they would agree to take you on as a doctoral candidate.
  • Financing is the second step, once you have a supervisor. Are you aware of scholarships or funding programmes that may be available? Discuss funding with your supervisor or contact the graduate school ISOS.

Did you not find the topic you are looking for in the brochure?

  • A wide array of potential supervisors is available from areas as diverse as marine biotechnology, law of the sea, fisheries economics, and environmental ethics. A list of scientists, their research topics and expertise is available online in the category Members.
  • Contact the scientist who fits your interests by sending them a draft of your research ideas, your CV and motivation letter.
  • Once you have a supervisor, finding funding is the next step. Are you aware of scholarships or funding programmes that may be available?

 Looking for scholarships? This may be interesting for you:

  • The Graduate Center at Kiel University provides advice concerning stipend possibilities.