NRF(National Research Foundation of Korea)

Mission & Vision
Contribute to the advancement in knowledge and quality of life of people by supporting creative research...
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Program Information
  • Basic Research in Science & Engineering
    The Directorate for Basic Research in Science & Engineering is committed to supporting the efforts of S&E researchers who, through their creativity, seek to uncover the fundamental knowledge and original technologies which can contribute to the betterment of society and promote progress for all of humankind.
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  • Humanities & Social Sciences
    The Directorate for Humanities & Social Sciences is committed to supporting researchers in humanities and social sciences to explore human nature and social phenomena and offers discourse and theories for problem-solving.
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  • National Strategic R&D Programs
    The Directorate for National Strategic R&D Programs is committed to supporting the development of original technology to solve national and social problems and strategic research efforts for big science.
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  • Academic Research & University Funding
    The Directorate for Academic Research is committed to facilitating education and academic activities at universities and in the researcher community and enhancing universities’ educational capacity through industry-university cooperation and fostering of human resources.
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  • International Cooperation
    The Directorate for International Affairs actively participates in solving problems shared by the international community and supports researchers’ free activities in global cooperation.
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Message from the President
Thank you for visiting the website of National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF). The NRF intends to set the direction of the nation’s basic and fundamental research across...
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Notices
  • (Notice)How to apply proposal submission guide for international re...
    Following is a video guide for foreign researchers who plan to apply for international projects. Please refer to the manual to find guided steps for proposal submission. https://youtu.be/hRbgM5zK7o0
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  • (NOTICE) Announcement of 2019 ASEAN-RoK Award for Excellence in Sci...
    The ASEAN-RoK Award for Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation, firstly introduced this year, is organized by the Multilateral Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), Republic of Korea, in order to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of ASEAN-RoK Dialogue Relations. The purpose of the award is to motivate young ASEAN researchers who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in science, technology and innovation, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with Korean academia and/or research institutes. Eligibility Any citizen of ASEAN member states is eligible to be nominated for the award. The candidate should be currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Korea or have graduated a doctoral program in Korea less than 5 years. In addition, the candidate is required to have prior joint research experience with Korean researchers and submit a recommendation from a Korean professor or collaborator. Award One person will be awarded for 2019 with a cash prize of US $12,000. Application and Selection Process Applicant must submit both the Application Form and the Nomination Form (attached), complete in all respect with the supporting documents, to STEPI through email latest by 18th October, 2019. The winner will be recognized at the commendation ceremony which would be linked to the 2019 ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit in November. For Further Information Please refer to the attached file for details (required documents, application and selection process, schedule, etc.). E-mail address: aseanrokaward@stepi.re.kr
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