Program Information
· Program

Social Sciences Korea (SSK)

· Directorate

Directorate for Humanities & Social Sciences

· Program objective
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Strengthen the academic independence of social sciences research and produce next-generation social scientists through systematic support for academic research in social sciences

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Foster world-class think tanks to respond to national and social changes to allow them to forecast future society and propose policies to solve social issues

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Provide information on research trends in Korea and overseas in the fields of humanities and social sciences and build researcher networks

· Program details
Overview
ProgramAreaEligibilityPeriodAnnual Funding*
Fostering outstanding research groupsSmall research teamAll social sciences areasFull-time university faculty and post-doc researchers**10 years(3+3+4)Up to KRW 100 million(up to USD 91 thousand)(excluding overhead cost)
Mid-sized research teamKRW 230 million(up to USD 209thousand)(excluding overhead cost)
Large research centerKRW 450 million(up to USD 409 thousand)(excluding overhead cost)
Research group support (SSK-Networking and group for outcome dissemination and publicity)Researchers in social sciences3 yearsKRW 270 million(up to USD 245thousand)(including overhead cost)

* Including convergent humanities-social sciences fields

** Principal investigators must be full-time university faculty in social sciences

· Contact
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KEUM, Kyo Jin, Institute Programs in Humanities & Social Sciences, kkj@nrf.re.kr

· Project process
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Fostering outstanding research groups: No new projects

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Research group support

Announcement
Apr. 2019
Receipt
May 2019
Evaluation
Jun. 2019
Selection
Jul. 2019