Korea Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

The Korea Research Fellowship (1st round in 2018) program is designed to help overseas post-doc researchers produce outstanding achievements and pursue mutual growth in South Korea.

Eligibility of KRF candidates: overseas post-doc researchers who have obtained their doctoral degree within the past five years starting from December 31 st, 2017.
Fields of Research: all fields in science and technology
Duration of Fellowship: Up to five years (Less than a 3 year research period will be not be acceptable).

Level of Funding:

  • Type 1 (Inviting researchers residing overseas): Up to KRW 70 million per annum (personnel costs, living expenses, etc. for KRF fellow)
  • Type 2 (Long-Term Residency in Korea): Around KRW 40 million per annum (personnel costs for KRF fellow).

Quota for the First Round of 2018: around 10 fellows
- Type 1: Fellows who will enter Korea from overseas: about 7 fellows,
- Type 2: Fellows who are currently residing in Korea: about 3 fellows
Application submission period
January 29 th to February 26 th, 2018 (6 p.m.)
Further information
The Guide for Korea Research Fellowship Program
Announcement of Korea Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers