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Introduction

NRF Status

The NRF was founded on June 26, 2009, as a specialized research funding agency through a merger of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), the Korea Research Foundation (KRF), and the Korea Foundation for International Cooperation of Science and Technology (KICOS). The aim of the NRF is to optimize and advance the national basic research funding system that encompasses all academic research fields.

Main Activities

“Supporting academic and R&D activities and the fostering of human resources in an efficient and fair manner”
  • 01Supporting academic and R&D activities
  • 02Promoting international cooperation for academic and R&D activities
  • 03Fostering and utilizing human resources in academia and R&D fields
  • 04Facilitating the development of policies, as well as the survey, collection, analysis, assessment, management, and application of useful resources and the data required for academic and R&D activities
  • 05Assisting in research and operation by academic and R&D organizations
  • 06Promoting cooperative exchange between domestic and overseas institutes and organizations in the fields of academia and R&D
  • 07Other matters required for academic and R&D activities

Budget of 2017

TOTAL 4,316
(As of Mar. 2017)
Unit: USD Million
University Education Capacity Enhancement and Talent Development 1,014
Basic Research 865
Promising Future Fundamental Technology 639
Academic Research Capacity Enhancement 566
Promotion of Aerospace Development 443
Nuclear Energy Promotion and Safety 231
Promotion and Groundwork for Research 468
International Cooperation 41
Others 49

Implementation Structure for Research Support Programs

01 Establishment of Program Implementation Plan (Basic Plan)
Establish a program plan for the pertinent year. Identify core agendas and potential improvements
MSIP / MOE
02 Announcement of Programs
Publish said items on websites of MSIP, MOE, NRT and the NTIS
MSIP / MOE / NRF
03 Receipt of Applications
Submit a project application
NRF
04 Establishment of Selection Screening Plan
Establish an implementation plan for each Review phase
- Establish a plan including the Review method, budget allocation, and selection quota
NRF
05 Review and Project Selection
Preliminary review (review of qualifications), expert Review (online, panel discussion, presentations, etc.), and comprehensive Review Review Review outcomes, deliberate and determine a decision on selection (proposal)
MSIP / MOE / NRF
06 Notification of Selection and Conclusion of Agreement
Notify selection Conclude agreement and disburse research grants
MSIP / MOE / NRF
Final Follow-up Management
Manage progress Conduct phase-based and final Review Analyze Review outcomes and performance management, etc.
NRF
Relevant Regulations
  • Regulations on Management of National Research and Development Projects (Presidential Decree)
  • Regulations on Management of Research and Development for Science and Technology Projects under the MSIP (Ordinance of the MSIP)
  • Regulations on Management of Research and Development for Science and Engineering Projects under the MOE (Ordinance of the MOE)
  • Regulations on Management of Academic Support for Humanities and Social Sciences Projects (Ordinance of the MOE), etc.

Key Review Procedures for Research Support Programs

  1. 01Preliminary Review Review of application eligibility, etc.

    NRF

  2. 02Expert Review* 1) Online Review
    2) Panel Review
    3) Presentation-based Review

    NRF
    (Expert review panel)

    * Review methods may vary depending on the characteristics of each program.
  3. 03PM Consultative Group Allocation of research grants in each field Review of supported projects (proposal)

    NRF

  4. 04Program Implementation Committee, etc. Selection of support projects (proposal) Final confirmation

    MSIP/MOE, NRF