NRF(National Research Foundation of Korea)

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
  • President's New Year Address
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  • (Notice) Being an International Researcher in Korea and Working wit...
    The National Research Foundation of Korea invited four PIs who have been involved with the NRF to talk about their knowledge and experiences with applying for NRF programs and developing one’s career as an international researcher in Korea. Please click on the links below to view the videos and get key information about NRF program applications and life as an international researcher in Korea. - Being an International Researcher in Korea and Working with the NRF - Interview: Bernhard Egger(Seoul National University) - Interview: Marzieh Pournoury(Yonsei University) - Interview: Robert Mitchell(UNIST) - Interview: Stefano Scopel(Sogang University)
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