Program Information
· Program

Korea-Germany Cooperative Development Program–DFG International Research Training Group (IRTG)

· Directorate

Directorate for International Affairs

· Program objective

Establish the International Research Training Group as a group which approaches national key research areas with excellence and innovation, with an aim to produce outstanding world-class research groups and intensively support interdisciplinary research capacity and international research cooperation

· Program details

Period: 9 years (Stage 1: 1 year~4.5 years, Stage 2: 4.5 years~9 years)


Research areas: All academic areas


Eligibility: Researchers affiliated with “universities” (including affiliated research institutes) and “research institutions” as defined under Article 2 of the Sciences Promotion Act, who are eligible to apply for projects in the name of the head of the relevant institution



KRW 150 million (EUR 111 thousand*) annually

 * approximation based on exchange rate of 1 EUR = 1,350 KRW



Summary: Support the large-scale exchange of human resources

· Contact

PARK, Sungbeen; International Exchange Programs (