Program Information
· Program

NRF Joint Research Program(Researcher Exchange)

· Directorate

Directorate for International Affairs

· Program objective
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Support research exchange between researchers in Korea and international researchers (researchers in countries that 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 seminar and exchange of human resources, thereby meeting the demand for international cooperation and laying a foundation 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” under Article 2 of the Sciences Promotion Act, who may apply for projects in the name of the head of the relevant institution

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Funding: Different depending on countries (see the table below)

(Unit : KRW 1 million / Number)

Funding: Different depending on countries (see the table below)
NationsOrganizationsFieldFunding Amount / yearPeriod20182019
IndonesiaLIPIAllAirfare/Living EXP2 weeksdispatched 6/invited 6dispatched 10/invited 10
ThailandNRCTAllAirfare/Living EXP30 daysdispatched 6/invited 6dispatched 6/invited 6
VietnamVASTS&T152yrs63
NAFOSTEDAll202yrs-3
Singapore(GYSS)NRFS&TAirfare/Living EXP7 days1010
SwitzerlandSNSFAllAirfare/Living EXP3 monthsdispatched 3dispatched 3/invited 1
FranceCNRSAll102yrs43
ItalyCNRS&T102yrs22
RussiaRFBRAll202yrs710
BelgiumFWOAll202yrs63
BelarusBRFFRS&T202yrs4미정
TurkeyTUBITAKAll202yrs87
CzechGACRAll202yrs53
Austria(IIASA)IIASA(YSSP)DesignatedAirfare/Living EXP3 monthsdispatched 1dispatched 2
IIASA(Post-Doc.)402yrsnew 1new 2
NorwayRCNAll202yrs-TBD
TanzaniaCOSTECHS&T302yrs-TBD
South AfricaNRFAll202yrs-TBD
ArgentinaCONICETAll302yrs2TBD

※ Funding amount may change upon agreement between nations.

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Summary: Research exchange (exchange of human resources, joint seminar, and other exchange activities)

· Contact
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YUN, Hyelee, International Exchange Programs Team, yuneri@nrf.re.kr