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
  • [Call for Proposal] Bilateral Exchange Program 2021(Switzerland)
    The National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF), upon the agreements with the Swiss National Science Foundation(SNSF), announces the call for the “Bilateral Exchange Program 2021”. April 1st, 2021 Roe, Jung-Hye President National Research Foundation of Korea 1. Program Features - Program Type : Research Exchange - Program Summary * Period : 1 to 6 months, should begin and end between November 2021 to October 2022. - Grant Details ① Airline ticket(NRF funded) : To the nearest airport to a visiting university/institute / Economic Class ※ Domestic airfare is not included in funding ② Living Expense(SNSF funded) : About 2,000€ per month 2. How to Apply - Application Period : May 3th~June 30th 2021, 18:00 (KST) - Application Procedures ※ Please refer to the attached call text for details ※ This is an english translation of the NOTICE no.668 (Link), exclusively for foreign researchers affiliated to Korean universities/institute. ※ Researchers from partner countries are encouraged to follow guidlines provided by respective agencies.
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  • [Call for Proposal] Bilateral Exchange Program 2021(Belgium, Czech,...
    The National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF), upon the agreements with its international partners, announces the call for the “Bilateral Exchange Program 2021”. April 1st, 2021 Roe, Jung-Hye President National Research Foundation of Korea 1. Program Features - Program Type : Research Exchange(personnel exchange, joint seminar, etc.) - Program Summary by Countries * CNRS Program Title : IRN(International Research Network), IRP(International Research Project) (French PIs should apply through IRN and IRP) ** FAPESEP Program Title : Regular Research Project 2. How to Apply ※ Please refer to the attached call text for details ※ This is an english translation of the NOTICE no.668 (Link), exclusively for foreign researchers affiliated to Korean universities/institute. ※ Researchers from partner countries are encouraged to follow guidlines provided by respective agencies.
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