Program Information
· Program

Global Research Development Center (GRDC)

· Directorate

Directorate for International Affairs

· Program objective
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Secure original technology and strengthen domestic research capacity by inviting researchers in advanced countries and using outstanding international resources such as original technology in the fields of S&T, and establishing and operating joint research centers in Korea in partnership with outstanding overseas research institutions

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Create research foundation to make the nation a global R&D hub that benefits from outstanding researchers in Korea, infrastructure including state-of-the-art equipment, basic technology from abroad, and advanced research techniques

· Program details
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Research areas: Core S&T areas specified in the 4th S&T master plan (2018~2022)

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Eligibility: Universities and government-funded research institutes

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Support details

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    (Establishment and operation of joint research centers) Support the establishment and operation of joint research centers with outstanding overseas research institutions to secure global core technology and strengthen capacity for innovation

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    (Support for the attraction of outstanding overseas research institutions and their incorporation) Support the establishment and operation of the entities of overseas institutions in Korea to vitalize continued inflow of outstanding researchers from overseas institutions and joint research

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    (Support for outstanding research outcomes) Improve the technological maturity of outstanding joint research centers for which governmental support is terminated and support the facilitation of dissemination of research outcomes

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Period

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    (Establishment and operation of joint research centers) 6 years (2+2+2)

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    (Support for the attraction of outstanding overseas research institutions and their incorporation) 5 years (3+2)

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    (Support for outstanding research outcomes) 3 years

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Funding

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    (Establishment and operation of joint research centers) Around KRW 600 million/year (USD 545 thousand/year)

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    (Support for the attraction of outstanding overseas research institutions and their incorporation) Around KRW 1,000 million/year (USD 909 thousand/year)

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    (Support for outstanding research outcomes) Around KRW 200 million/year (KRW 200 million, USD 182 thousand/year)

· Contact
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JANG, Bumjin, International R&D Collaboration Team, beomjinj@nrf.re.kr