[Call for Proposal] Brain Pool Plus(BP+) Fellowship Program 2023
Ministry of Science and ICT, Public Notice No. 2022-1059 Announcement of 2023 Outstanding Overseas Scientist Invitation Program Plus (Brain Pool+) The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) are now accepting applications for new projects under the 2023 Outstanding Overseas Scientist Invitation Program Plus (Brain Pool+) to support research institutes in Korea to attract outstanding overseas researchers in order to promote innovative growth by facilitating joint research in S&T fields, securing core technologies, and fostering excellent human resources. Interested applicants are kindly requested to file their applications in accordance with the relevant procedures. Dec 5, 2022 Lee Jong-Ho Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT Lee Kwang-bok, President, National Research Foundation of Korea 1. Purpose ○ To enhance research and development (R&D) capabilities and promote innovative growth by attracting outstanding overseas researchers to research institutes in Korea, as a key factor in securing new growth engines for Korea ○ To attract outstanding researchers for strategic research in the field of S&T led by Korean research institutes and establish a long-term support system to lay the foundation for the future influx of outstanding talent overseas 2. Overview A. Research areas : All fields in Science and Technology * Preferred fields : 12 National Straregic Technology fields ※ 12 National Strategic Technology fields ‧ (Leading Innovation) Secondary Cells, Leading-edge Mobility, Next Generation Nuclear Energy, Semiconductor and Display ‧ (Challenging Future) Leading-edge Bio, Aerospace and Marine, Cybersecurity, Hydrogen ‧ (Essential Foundation) Artificial Intelligent, Next generation Communication, Leading-edge Robotics and Manufacture, Quantum B. Invitation eligibility: Overseas residing researchers who hold a Ph.D or who have more than 5 years of onsite R&D experience in the industry regardless of a Ph.D with outstanding research capabilities (e.g., an overseas Korean resident, ethnic overseas Korean, foreign national, etc.) that a research institute in Korea wishes to hire as a full-time employee. C. Program Period: Up to 10 (4+6) years D. Details of Support: Personnel Costs, Research facility equipment fee, Research activity expenses, etc. Max. KRW 600 Mil./year Program Duration Direct Costs Indirect Costs Personnel Costs Invitation Expenses Student Personnel Costs Facility· Equipment Costs Others Max. 10years (4+6) (principal Investigator) More than the level of full-time employee’s personnel costs Invitation supporting Expenses (invitation grant*, housing allowances**) Initial costs of setting up a laboratory, airfare, insurance premiums, moving expenses, child education subsidies, other invitation expenses*** Personnel costs for student researcher Facility· equipment buying·setting/ operation· maintenance costs, rent, research infrastructure costs Material costs, research allowances, etc. 5% Personnel costs for participants (postdoc, etc.) Up to a total of KRW 600 million per year * The amount of invitation grant will be decided through arrangement between host institution and invited researcher and it should be more than invited researcher’s salary at the original affiliated institution. ** Max. KRW 12 million/year of housing allowance will be supported *** Other invitation expenses: Korean language course fee, Quarantine fee, visa issuance fee, etc. ※ ① In case of corporation(or corporate research institutes), the Enforcement Decree of the National Research and Development Innovation Act will be applied ② In the first year, government contributions will be prorated on a monthly basis for the actual research period (including indirect costs). ③ After the final selection, details of support may change at the submission of agreement or when signing the agreement due to the possible changes of the policy or circumstances. For more details, please find the attached file. Thank you for your attention.
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