Program Information
· Program

Basic Research Laboratory

· Directorate

Directorate for Basic Research in Science & Engineering

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

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Include young researchers* with relatively fewer research opportunities so that research knowhow for discovering creative topics and research methods can be transferred to young researchers and next-generation creative and convergent researchers can be produced

※ 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
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Research areas: All S&T areas

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

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Summary: Ensure practical vitalization of joint research by supporting small research groups that connect individual research and group research

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Period: 3 years

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

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Funding: Annually up to KRW 500 million (USD 455 thousand)

· Contact
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Cho, Seok Min, Group Research Programs, chosm@nrf.re.kr

· Project process
Announcement
Nov. 2018
Receipt
Feb. 2019
Evaluation
Mar. 2019∼Aug. 2019
Selection
Mar. 2019∼Aug. 2019