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[Notice] NRF Brain Pool Program for inviting outstanding scientists from overseas 2022
22/03/11 16:07 | 겐트대 | View 576 | Comments 0
Announcement of NRF Brain Pool Program for inviting outstanding scientists from overseas 2022



1. Fields of Projects


1) Goals
    To enhance the R&D level of Korea by attracting outstanding overseas scientists through various joint research activities in R&D fields in Korea, and to establish long-term international cooperation networks.
2) Fields: All fields in science and technology
   ※ Preference fields:  high correlation fields related to 8 leading industry technology fields, 3 strategic investment fields and 13 Key innovation growth engines, national essential strategic technology fields.
   ※ Quota (Scheduled):  Approx. 105 projects
3) How to apply: Online e-R&D system (https://ernd.nrf.re.kr) → for more detailed information, please see attachment. 



2. Eligibility for All Parties

1) Host Institution
   Government-funded research institutes, national/public research institutes, universities, research institutes affiliated with universities, corporations, corporate research institutes, and nonprofit research institutes.
2) Host Researcher (BP Applicant) 
   Full-time employees of the respective host institutions who have the rank of at least assistant professor, senior researcher, or chair of a research institute or corporation (corporate research institute).
   ※ Host researcher cannot apply for Type 1,2 with the same BP applicant.
3) Invited Scientist (BP Candidate)
   ① Ph.D. conferred scientist who is living overseas (outside of South Korea); or
   ② In the case of corporate research institutes(or corporation) being the host organization, scientists with five-year or more of on-site R&D experience in the industry overseas (outside of South Korea) regardless of his/her possession of a doctoral degree.
   ※ Provisional degree holders or temporary overseas residents throughout the application period are not eligible for BP application.



3. Period and Schedule

1) Recruitment Announcement Period: Jan. 28th (Fri.) 2022 ~ Aug.31st (Wed.) 2022
2) Application Submission Period
① 1st Call (Scheduled): Feb.14th(Mon.) 2022 ~ Feb. 28th (Mon.) 2022 by 18:00(application submission and approval of host institution)
② 2nd Call (Scheduled): Mar.1st (Tue.) 2022 ~ Apr. 29th (Fri.) 2022 by 18:00(application submission and approval of host institution)
③ 3rd Call (Scheduled): Apr. 30th (Sat.) 2022 ~ June. 30th (Thu.) 2022 by 18:00(application submission and approval of host institution)
④ 4th Call (Scheduled): July 1st (Fri.) 2022 ~ Aug. 31st (Wed.) 2022 by 18:00(application submission and approval of host institution)
※ Approval from their host institutions on ERND should be done by 6 p.m. (Unconfirmed applications will be unapproved.).
     Applications will only be accepted for projects that obtain approval from their host institutions within the application period, and will be closed at 6 p.m. of the deadline automatically.
※ You may encounter with systematical error on e-R&D system on the deadline due to increased access, therefore please submit before the deadline
※ Date/Time is based on Korea Local Time (UTC/GMT +9 hours)

3) Schedule Planned for the Brain Pool Recruitment in 2022
Schedule Description
January 28(Fri), 2022 2022 BP Project Recruitment Announcement (January-August, 2022)
February 28(Mon), 2022 Deadline for the 1st call for project proposals (6PM, KST)
March-April, 2022 1st call evaluation (review of qualification requirements, expert evaluation, and comprehensive review) and final selection
April 29 (Fri.), 2022 Deadline for the 2nd call for project proposals (6PM, KST)
May-June, 2022 2nd call evaluation (review of qualification requirements, expert evaluation, and comprehensive review) and final selection
June 30 (Thu.), 2022 Deadline for the 3rd call for project proposals (6PM, KST)
July-August, 2022 3rd call evaluation (review of qualification requirements, expert evaluation, and comprehensive review) and final selection
August 31 (Wed), 2022 Deadline for the 4th call for project proposals (6PM, KST)
September-October, 2022 4th call evaluation (review of qualification requirements, expert evaluation, and comprehensive review) and final selection


4. Inquiry
Program Inquiry International R&D Collaboration Team, National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)
(For Korean) ☎ +82-2-3460-5629, 5637, 5639  E-mail: yokang@nrf.re.kr, joohyenam@nrf.re.kr
(For English) E-mail: bpkrf@nrf.re.kr
※ If the line is continuously busy, please send us your inquiries via email.
Inquiries for
Online Application
(KRI, e-R&D system)
For inquires for Korea Researcher Information (KRI), e-R&D system, please contact ☎ +82-42-869-7744




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