Program Information
· Program

Basic Research Laboratory

· Directorate

Directorate for Basic Research in Science & Engineering

· Program objective

Develop and support small research groups that serve as pillars of convergent research in specific topics


Be inclusive of young researchers* with relatively fewer research opportunities so that the knowledge related to identifying creative research topics and research methods can be passed down to young researchers to ensure the creativity and convergence-mindedness of the next generation of researchers

* University faculty (including part-time) in S&E who obtained a doctoral degree within the last 7 years or who are aged 39 or younger

· Program details

Research areas: All S&T areas


Eligibility: 3-5 university professors in S&E fields


Summary: Ensure the practical invigoration of joint research by supporting small research groups which serve as a link between individual and group research


Period: 3 years

※ Follow-up support available for up to 3 years after the conclusion of the 3-year research period for projects with outstanding performance


Funding: Up to KRW 500 million (USD 455 thousand*) annuall

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


· Contact

Cho, Seok Min; Group Research Programs (

· Project process
Nov. 2018
Feb. 2019
Mar. 2019∼Aug. 2019
Mar. 2019∼Aug. 2019