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“The Future Ocean” calls for research project proposal


The  Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" offers funding for PhD and postdoc projects in Kiel, Germany. Projects will be funded for up to three years.

The Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" is a network of researchers from seven faculties of the Kiel University, two research institutes, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Leibniz Institute for the World Economy (IfW), as well as the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MKHS), all located in Kiel, Germany. 

The Cluster’s mission is to use the results of multidisciplinary research  to predict the future of the Earth’s marine environment. This includes understanding changes to the past and present ocean as well as the interaction between society and the ocean in regard to marine resources, services and risks. This Mission carries with it an obligation to develop and assess scientifically-based global and regional ocean governance options, including their legal, economic and ethical aspects. The Cluster uses innovative and suitable means to share its findings with the international scientific community, stakeholders, decision makers, civil society and the public at large.

Requirement: The project must be conducted at a host institution in Kiel.
Submission Deadline: February 28th, 2014 
Start of Funding: Between July 1st and November 1st, 2014 
End of project: Under no circumstances later than October 31st, 2017

View more information on http://www.futureocean.org/proposal-call-2013