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What is KRF program?

Korea Research Fellowship helps you build the successful research career and will make your dream come true in South Korea.

Outline

  • Korea Research Fellowship (KRF) invites outstanding postdoctoral researchers to achieve a excellent performance in their early-mid stages of their professional careers. The program provides high-potential young & overseas researchers with a chance to carry out creative and emerging fields of projects ; and supports them to grow as research leaders of tomorrow.

Goals

  • - To develop global research leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.
  • - To create the open research environment by conducting collaborative research and opinion exchanges with researchers in Korea.
  • - To impact the development of society and benefit the wellbeing of humanity through R&D activities

Fields of Research

  • All R&D fields of sciences and technologies

Fellow Eligibility

  • - Ph. D. degree with less than 5 years of postdoctoral training
  • - Proficiency in oral and written English or Korean
  • - A citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Korea
  • ※ Candidates with superior academic record and academic performance may be preferred.

Eligible host institutions include the following

  • - Government-supported/National/Public research institutes, University and university-affiliated research institutes, corporate research institutes
  • - Proficiency in oral and written English or Korean
  • - A citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Korea
  • ※ Candidates with superior academic record and academic performance may be preferred.
  • Contact NRF(www.nrf.re.kr) with any questions regarding institutional eligibility

Application & Selection Procedure

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1st selection The host institutions(research institutions or universities) will draft selection standard based on the criteria provisioned by KRF, and will recommend qualified applicants according to its respective standards.
2st selection The KRF evaluation committee will select the most successful candidates from the pool of applicants recommended by host institutions via document and panel review results
3st selection The steering committee of KRF program will evaluate the final candidates and will notify the selected applicants.

※ Research proposal have to be made jointly by the candidate and their host in Korea. (Korean researchers will act as a mentor of the fellow.)

Evaluation criteria of document and panel review

  • - Research plan and impact of the research project.
  • - The capability and career prospects of the postdoctoral researchers
  • - The plan and infrastructure of the host institutes

Support grants

  • - Inclusive of travel expenses and all taxes, duties, or any other charges levied to the postdoctoral researchers.
    (the amount of support grants can be differentiated from by the job experience and annual performance report, standard of the host
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