Program Information
· Program

Beginning Independent Researcher Program

· Directorate

Directorate for Basic Research in Science & Engineering

· Program objective

Cultivate the basic research capacity of researchers through individual-level research support and assist with the advancement and development of research

· Program details

Research areas: All S&T areas


Eligibility: Full-time faculty in S&E areas at four-year universities who have not received a grant from a basic research program and who have obtained a doctoral degree within the last 7 years or are aged 39 or younger


Summary: Expand research opportunities for young researchers with outstanding research capacity and encourage them to achieve early progress on their research


Period: 1–3 years


Funding: Annual average of up to KRW 30 million (USD 27 thousand*)

 * approximation based on exchange rate of 1 USD = 1,100 KRW


· Contact

KIM, A Yeon; Individual Research Programs (

· Project process
Nov. 2018
Dec. 2018
Dec. 2018∼Feb. 2019
Dec. 2018∼Feb. 2019