Program Information
· Program

Global Research Development Center (GRDC)

· Directorate

Directorate for International Affairs

· Program objective
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Secure original technology and strengthen domestic research capacity by inviting researchers from advanced countries to Korea and utilizing outstanding international resources such as original technology in the field of S&T, and establishing and operating joint research centers in Korea in partnership with outstanding overseas research institutions

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Create a research foundation to make Korea a global R&D hub that is able to benefit from having outstanding researchers in the country, an infrastructure with state-of-the-art equipment, basic technology from abroad, and advanced research techniques

· Program details
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Research areas: Core S&T areas specified in the 4th S&T master plan (2018-2022)

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Eligibility: Universities and government-funded research institutes

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Support details

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    (Establishment and operation of joint research centers) Support the establishment and operation of joint research centers with outstanding overseas research institutions to secure global core technologies and mutually strengthen our capacity for innovation

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    (Incorporation of Korean branches of outstanding overseas research institutions) Support the establishment and operation of branches of overseas institutions in Korea to stimulate joint research efforts and the continued inflow of outstanding researchers from overseas institutions

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    (Facilitation of outstanding research outcomes) Improve the technological maturity of outstanding joint research centers for which government support has been terminated and assist with facilitating the dissemination of research outcomes

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Period

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    Establishment and operation of joint research centers: 6 years (2+2+2)

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    Incorporation of Korean branches of outstanding overseas research institutions: 5 years (3+2)

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    Facilitation of outstanding research outcomes: 3 years

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Funding

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    Establishment and operation of joint research centers: Approximately KRW 600 million (USD 545 thousand*) per year

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    Incorporation of Korean branches of outstanding overseas research institutions: Approximately KRW 1 billion (USD 909 thousand) per year

     

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    Facilitation of outstanding research outcomes: Approximately KRW 200 million (USD 182 thousand*) per year

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

· Contact
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JANG, Bumjin; International R&D Collaboration (beomjinj@nrf.re.kr)