Program Information
· Program

Science Research Center (SRC)

· Directorate

Directorate for Basic Research in Science & Engineering

· Program objective

Develop the global competitiveness of core research areas and improve Korea’s national basic research capacity by identifying and fostering outstanding research groups which possess creativity and capability


Produce creative, convergence-oriented researchers for the next generation through the promotion of group research and support the creation of quality jobs for young researchers


· Program details

Research areas: Science areas


Eligibility: University research groups with 10-15 researchers


Summary:  Strengthen Korea’s national basic research capacity through the establishment of new theories and tackling of scientific challenges by fostering outstanding research groups in various scientific fields


Period: Up to 7 years

※ Follow-up support available for up to 3 years after the conclusion of the research period for projects with outstanding performance


Funding: Up to KRW 1.560 billion (USD 1.418 million*) annually

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

· Contact

Shin, Hui Jin; Group Research Programs (

· Project process
Nov. 2018
Feb. 2019
Mar. 2019∼May 2019
Mar. 2019∼May 2019