Non-UNIST Research Project


Infrastructure and Human Resources in S&T

Mar 12. 2018
person in charge 김민주 Related research area
Contacts 052-217-1454 E-mail
Goverment department [MSIT]과학기술정보통신부/[MOE]교육부 Announcing institute [NRF]한국연구재단

○ Fostering Human Resources for the Industry-University Cooperation Program

Designed to manage the Industry-University-Institute Cooperation Center to provide information and systematic support, and organize Industry-University-Institute Cooperation Expos to promote cooperation and publicize its outcomes

Funded Fields :General support of the Industry-University-Industry Cooperation Center and Industry-University-Industry Cooperation EXPO

Funded Period : 2008 ~

Budget :KRW 800 million

Program Description :

Industry-University-Industry Cooperation Center : Collecting and sharing information on training, technological development, technology transfer, industrialization, and other areas

Industry-University-Industry Cooperation Expo : Holding Industry-University-Industry Cooperation Expos to promote the results of cooperation

University Leading Technology Licensing Offices (TLO) Support Program

Aimed at developing Technology Licensing Offices (TLO) in universities and institutes to facilitate technology transfer from research institutes to private companies in order to increase the competitiveness of companies and promote industrialization

Funded Fields : Technology transfer and promotion of industrialization

Funded Period : 2006~

Eligibility : Technology Licensing Offices attached to Industry-University Collaboration Group

Budget : KRW 50 ~ 300 million per university

Funding Details : Direct cost and personnel expenses such as technology transfer marketing costs

Commercialization of Industry-University Collaboration Group Technology Support Program

Aimed at setting up technology holding companies and helping them successfully take root in order to facilitate the commercialization of university research results and establish stable income sources for university enterprises

Funded Fields : Establishment of technology holding companies and conversion of university enterprises into subsidiaries of technology holding companies

Funded Period : 2011~

Eligibility : Industry-University Collaboration Group

Budget : KRW 100 ~ 300 million per university

Funding Details :Preparatory costs for the establishment of technology holding companies and personnel expenses

Joint Research Corporations Support Program

Designed to promote the practical application of core and fundamental technologies along with the efficiency of the life-cycle of R&D investment by fostering joint research corporations through industrial-academic-institutional partnerships involving enterprises, universities and research institutes

Funded Fields : Support for commercialization of exceptional fundamental technologies

Funded Period : Up to 3 months (Commercialization plan); 5 years (3+2 years, Follow-up R&D)

Eligibility : Universities and research institutes with exceptional fundamental technology

Budget : KRW 40 million per project (Commercialization plan), KRW 500 million per project (Follow-up R&D)

Funding Details : Planning expenses for the commercialization of exceptional fundamental technologies, as well as follow-up R&D costs subsequent to the establishment of a corporation

University-Institute Specialized Graduate School Support Program

Aimed at setting up a training system for experts, as well as amplifying the synergy created through university-institute collaboration by operating specialized graduate schools combining the R&D infrastructure of research institutes with university education programs

Funded Fields : Science and technology

Funded Period : 5 years (3+2 years)

Eligibility : Graduate schools which are co-founded and operated by research institutes and universities

Budget : Total KRW 4 billion

Funding Details : University-institute joint R&D cost, education allowance, operating expenses, etc

Fostering Core Leaders of the Future Basic Science Program

Supports top students in their MS or Ph.D. courses in basic sciences in order to enhance research capacity and foster world-class scientists

Funded Fields : Basic science such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences

Funded Period : 3 years (may be extended for an additional 2 years)

Eligibility : Students in their master’s or doctorate courses in Korea

Budget :

KRW 20 million of personnel expenses+KRW 20 million of research expenses (master’s course)

KRW 20 million of personnel expenses+KRW 20 million of research expenses (master’s course)

Fostering Graduate Schools Specialized in Green Growth Program

Fosters graduate schools having systematic educational curricula focusing on core technology development fostering high-class human resources in the field of green growth and new growth engines

Funded Fields : Green growth industry, convergent new industry

Funded Period : 3 years

Eligibility : Graduate schools of green growth and new growth engines

Budget : Up to KRW 500 million

Support Program for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Designed to nurture talented women in science and technology by creating a research and training environment favorable to women at varying stages of life and by establishing a mentoring system with established female scientists and engineers

Funded Fields : Female students majoring in science and engineering

Funded Period : 5 years (2012~2016)

Eligibility : Integrated center and 16 research groups

Budget : KRW 900 million (Integrated center); KRW 180 million (Regional group)

Funding Details :

Expenses for reorganizing the engineering education system; offering field adaptation training programs and support programs for industry-university partnership and employment; encouraging women with backgrounds in natural science or engineering to engage in research

National Institute Program for Supporting Women in Science and Technology (WIST)

Nurtures female scientists and engineers and ensures that they are utilized effectively, the NRF runs the National Institute for Supporting Women in Science and Technology to help women enter into the science and technology industry

Funded Fields : Science and technology

Funded Period : 5 years (2012~2016)

Eligibility : 1 main center and 4 local centers

Budget : KRW 1.36 billion (National center), KRW 225 million (Local center)

Funding Details : Supporting training programs and research projects

Excellent Scientists Awards Program

Discovers and awards those who have shown excellent achievements in their research in order to encourage and motivate scientists and engineers

Funded Fields : Science and Technology

Eligibility : Scientists who have made outstanding achievements

Funding Details : Prize money

Award Prize Money Number of Award
Korea Science and
KRW 50 million 3 Biannual (4 categories)
Scientist of the Month KRW 10 million 12 One person/Month
Female Scientist of the Year KRW 10 million 3 Science & technology, engineering,
and promotion
Creative Scientist KRW 10~30 million 3 institutes President/Prime Minister/Minister
Excellent Scientist 6,200 Commendation on the Day of

Utilization of Scientists and Engineers Program

Aims to strengthen national S&T competitiveness by supporting the lifelong employment system for highly experienced professionals which will promote SME research productivity by establishing a mutual technical license accreditation system among countries to produce world-leading technicians

Program Description

Supporting the utilization of highly experienced scientists and engineers : Utilizing the research experience and knowledge of highly experienced scientists and engineers to analyze S&T information and support industry-academia-research R&D activities

Supporting employment of retired personnel in small and medium-sized enterprises : Employing technodoctors with rich experience and know-how in small and medium-sized companies to enable them to increase the company’s research productivity

Excellent Scientists Awards: IR52 Jang Young Shil, Young Scientist, etc

Science and Technology Prodigy Program

Contributes to the promotion of the nation’s basic science by developing and fostering science prodigies through construction of education infrastructure needed for fostering science prodigies and support of various activities for gifted and talented education institutes and the International Science Olympiad

Program Description

Support for science prodigy education institutes: Invigorating 25 university-annexed science prodigy education systems, enhancing cooperation with local education offices, and improving science prodigy education in 20 science high schools in Korea

Development of prodigy education programs : Developing education programs, analyzing policies and improving systems to establish systematic infrastructures for national science prodigy education

Support for prodigy education institutes : Developing and promoting training programs for teachers of science high schools and science prodigy schools, and education programs for science prodigy education research institutes

Creative education for mathematics and science : Selecting and educating students for international events such as the International Science Olympiad

Science and Technology Organization Promotion Program

Supports organizations and activities that promote science and technology such as academic societies related to science and technology, scholars in S&T fields, theoretical physics in the Asia-Pacific region, and the recruitment of scientists

Program Description

Supporting the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies, the Korea Academy of Science and Technology, the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics and the R&D Job Center

Science and Technology Service Management Program

Aimed at developing a continuing education curriculum, a systematic engineering education, and a lifelong engineering education system to improve the expertise and technological capability of engineers in Korea and to gain international acceptance of Korea’s technical qualifications This program is also devoted to providing a foundation for R&D services that will promote R&D in the private sectors and create better jobs in the field of science and technology

Program Description

Training for engineers: Developing international level curricula and establishing lifelong engineering education systems to help secure acknowledgement of Korean engineering licenses in other countries and to train highly qualified engineers according to Article

Building R&D service infrastructure: Providing funds to build infrastructure for R&D services in the private sector

Science Touch on Friday Program

Informs the public of the achievements of national research projects and presents new information on science and technology through weekly lectures held every Friday

Region : Seoul, Busan, Daejeon, Gwangju, Daegu

Audience : General public; achievements of national research projects

Number of lectures : 45 times per year in each region