NRF(National Research Foundation of Korea)

Mission & Vision
Contributing to the advancement of knowledge and improvement of quality of life through supporting creative research and fostering human resource.
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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 the Humanities & Social Sciences is committed to supporting researchers in these fields with their mission to explore the intricacies of human nature and social phenomena, and offer discourse and theories to answer the questions they pose.
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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
    The Directorate for Academic Research & University Funding is committed to facilitating educational and academic activities, both at universities and within the research community, as well as enhancing the educational capabilities of our nation’s universities through cooperative industry-university initiatives and fostering human capital.
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  • International Cooperation
    The Directorate for International Affairs is actively committed to solving problems faced by the international community and supporting the activities of researchers in order to further global cooperation.
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Message
from the President
Thank you for visiting the website of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). The aim of the NRF is to set the direction of the nation’s basic and fundamental research across...
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Notices
  • [123rd NRF Research Policy Seminar]
    TITLE : Women’s Science and Technology Policy of Korea; History, Change and Future SPEAKER : So Young Kim (Professor, Director of the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy, KAIST) DATE : June 15, 2021 TIME : 14:00, 15 June, live(in Korean) on Youtube (find official NRF channel) ADDRESS : Seminar Room, National Research Foundation of Korea, Daejeon, South Korea WEBSITE : http://www.nrf.re.kr
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  • [Call for Proposal] NRF-JSPS Bilateral Collaboration 2022 (Joint Re...
    The National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF), upon the agreement with Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS), announces the call for the “Bilateral Collaboration(Joint Research Project and Joint Seminar) 2022”. June 10th, 2021 Roe, Jung-Hye President National Research Foundation of Korea For details, please see the attachment(one ZIP file). < NOTES > ※ The maximum number* of Research and Development task that one researcher may perform simultaneously is inapplicable to this program. * S&T(3 projects as PI, 5 project as Co-I) / Humanities and social science(1 project as PI, 3 project as Co-I) ※ An applicant can apply for only one category(Joint Research Project or Joint Seminar) at a time, and participate in only one project whether as a Principal Investigator(PI) or as a participating researcher. ※ ONLY jointly(simultaneously) submitted proposals are subject to evaluation. So the applicant is encouraged to check the period of submission and its results with his/her partner researcher. ※ An applicant can choose only ONE subject area(referred to the call text), and it MUST BE CORRESPOND to the Japanese partner‘s. ※ A proposal title should be exactly identical between the partners. ※ It is recommend that an applicant updates his/her KRI* researcher information in advance, as it may take a few days for the system to be reflected. *Korea Researcher Information (www.kri.go.kr / Phone: +82 (0)42-869-7744) ※ Please check the other notes in the call text attched. < English and Japanese Call Text at JSPS webiste > [English version] https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bilat/call.html [Japanese version] https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-bilat/semina/shinsei_bosyu.html
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