Program Information
· Program

Nuclear Energy Technology Development Program

· Directorate

Directorate for National Strategic R&D Programs

· Program objective

Develop core nuclear technology to improve nuclear plant stability and solve pending issues, with a focus on the public’s safety and livelihood

· Program details

Research areas: R&D related to nuclear power


Eligibility: Government-funded research institutes, universities, and companies


Support details

Support details
Nuclear safetyFurther and develop technology and strengthen its field applications to improve the safety of active nuclear plants with a focus on the public’s livelihood and safety (KRW 39.028 billion)
Future reactor systemDevelop core technology for a 4G nuclear power system (Gen-IV) with improved nuclear nonproliferation, economic value, safety and sustainability (KRW 18.55 billion)
Nuclear fuel cycleDevelop core technology for nuclear fuel cycle based on nuclear nonproliferation and international competitiveness to ensure sustainable development of nuclear power (KRW 45,653 million)
Original nuclear technologyDevelop core original technology that has a significant effect on the preoccupation of technology in the nuclear sector and secure advanced nuclear technology (KRW 6.606 billion)

※ Funding amount may change upon agreement between nations.


Period: Approximately 5 years (3+2)


Funding: KRW 100 million–17 billion (USD 91 thousand–15.455 million*) per project per year

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

· Contact

CHOI, JaeWoo; Nuclear Technology (


· Project process
Aug. 2018(I-NERI*)
Aug. 2018(I-NERI*)
Sep. and Oct. 2018(I-NERI*)
Dec. 2018(I-NERI*)

* I-NERI: U.S.- ROK International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative

※ Except for I-NERI, there will be no new project as this is a sunset program.