Program Information
· Program

Medical Research Center (MRC)

· 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: Basic medical science


Eligibility: University research groups with 10-15 researchers


Summary: Identify human life phenomena and disease mechanisms and strengthen Korea’s national biological and health research capacity by fostering basic medical science research groups at medical, dental and Oriental medicine schools


Period: Up to 7 years


Funding: Up to KRW 1.4 billion (USD 1.273 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