Program Information
· Program

NRF Joint Research Program (Researcher Exchange)

· Directorate

Directorate for International Affairs

· Program objective
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Support research exchanges between Korean and international researchers (those in countries which signed MOUs with the NRF) and contribute to building an overseas R&D network

   

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Provide opportunities for various forms of exchange activities, such as joint seminars and human resource exchanges, to effectively meet the demand for international cooperation and lay the foundations for joint research in the future

· Program details
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Research areas: All academic areas, S&T areas

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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

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Funding: Differs by country (see table below)

 (Units: KRW 1 million / number of people)

Funding: Different depending on countries (see the table below)
NationOrganizationFieldsFunding Amount / YearPeriod20182019
IndonesiaLIPIAllAirfare/Living Expenses
2 weeks6dispatched/invited 610dispatched/invited 10
ThailandNRCTAllAirfare/Living Expenses
30 days6dispatched /invited 66dispatched/invited 6
VietnamVASTS&T152years63
NAFOSTEDAll202years-3
Singapore(GYSS)NRFS&TAirfare/Living Expenses
7 days1010
SwitzerlandSNSFAllAirfare/Living Expenses
3 months3 dispatched 3 dispatched/1 invited 
FranceCNRSAll102years43
ItalyCNRS&T102years22
RussiaRFBRAll202years710
BelgiumFWOAll202years63
BelarusBRFFRS&T202years4undetermined
TurkeyTUBITAKAll202years87
CzechiaGACRAll202years53
Austria(IIASA)IIASA(YSSP)DesignatedAirfare/Living Expenses3 months1 dispatched 2 dispatched 
IIASA(Post-Doc.)402years1 new2 new 
NorwayRCNAll202years-undetermined
TanzaniaCOSTECHS&T302years-undetermined
South AfricaNRFAll202years-undetermined
ArgentinaCONICETAll302years2undetermined

※ Funding amount may change upon agreement between nations.

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Summary: Provide support for research exchanges (exchange of human resources, joint seminars and other exchange activities)

· Contact
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YUN, Hyelee; International Exchange Programs (yuneri@nrf.re.kr)