Program Information
· Program

Brain Korea 21 PLUS

· Directorate

Directorate for Academic Research

· Program objective
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Strengthen educational and research capacity of outstanding graduate schools and fostering of next-generation researchers to improve future national competitiveness

· Program details
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Research areas: All areas in humanities, social sciences, S&T, and convergence

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Eligibility: 525 project groups (teams) at 65 universities nationwide

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Summary: Research scholarships for graduate students*, wages for young researchers, globalization expenses, operating expenses for project groups, and overhead cost

* At least KRW 600,000/month for MS candidates, KRW 1 million/month for Ph.D. candidates, and KRW 2.5 million/month for young researchers

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Period: 7 years (2.5 years+4.5 years)

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Funding: KRW 272,417 million in 2019 (including KRW 2,559 million as evaluation and management expenses) (USD 245,100 thousand)

· Contact
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Seo, Hyung Gwan, Talent Development Promotion Team, shg0425@nrf.re.kr

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Kim, Neung Sup, Talent Development Promotion Team, nskim@nrf.re.kr

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Chung, Hyuk, Talent Development Promotion Team, dreamftr@nrf.re.kr

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Lee, Jung Min, Talent Development Promotion Team, ahra716@nrf.re.kr

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Kim, Myeong Jin, Talent Development Promotion Team, mjkim@nrf.re.kr

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Shin, Hee Jeong, Talent Development Promotion Team, shj@nrf.re.kr

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Lee, Soo Ji, Talent Development Promotion Team, sooji@nrf.re.kr

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Lim, Yong Taek, Talent Development Promotion Team, lyt@nrf.re.kr

· Project process
1)

2019 comprehensive evaluation

Announcement of comprehensive evaluation format and indicators
Apr. 2019
Receipt of comprehensive evaluation report
Sep. 2019
Comprehensive evaluation
Oct. 2019
Provision of rewards and incentives
Jan. 2020

2)

Planning of follow-up projects of BK21 Plus

Awarding policy research assignment
Jan.-Jun. 2019
Public hearing and briefing
Jun.-Jul. 2019
Receipt of selection evaluation report
Mar. 2020
Selection evaluation
May 2020