2021 Korea's invitation programs (BP, BP+)

2021 Korea’s invitation programs (BP, BP+)

The MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT) and NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) launched the Brain Pool Program (BP Program) and the Brain Pool Plus Program (BP+ Program). These programs are designed to invite overseas outstanding scientists for the enhancement of research competence through joint research in R&D fields in Korea, and to build a global cooperative research network more efficiently.

KERC looks forward to the interest and participation of European researchers and welcomes any questions. 

 

< Brain Pool Program >

 

  •  Application calls

(1st) Feb. 15, 2021 (Mon.) ‒ Feb. 26, 2021 (Fri.), KST 6:00 PM

(2nd) Feb. 27, 2021 (Sat.) ‒ April 30, 2021 (Fri.), KST 6:00 PM

(3rd) May 1, 2021 (Sat.) ‒ June 30, 2021 (Wed.), KST 6:00 PM

(4th)July 1, 2021 (Thu.) ‒ Aug. 31, 2021 (Tue.), KST 6:00 PM

※ The above schedule is subject to change according to circumstances (2nd to 4th calls may not be opened).

 

  • Eligible BP Candidates : Overseas residing researchers who hold a Ph.D. or who have more than 5 years of experience onsite R&D experience in the industry regardless of possession of a Ph.D

 

  • Supporting Details

(Short Term Support) 6~12months, Personnel costs (Min. KRW 5 mil. ~ max.KRW 25 mil. per month), invitation expenses, subsidies

(Long Term Support) Max. 3 years, Personnel costs (Min. KRW 5 mil. ~ max.KRW 25 mil. per month), invitation expenses, subsidies

 

  •  Contat (NRF)

02-3460-5629 / yokang@nrf.re.kr

02-3460-5647 / salee@nrf.re.kr

 

< Brain Pool Plus Program >

  •  Application calls

(1st) Feb. 15, 2021 (Mon.) ‒ Feb. 26, 2021 (Fri.), KST 6:00 PM

(2nd) Feb. 27, 2021 (Sat.) ‒ April 30, 2021 (Fri.), KST 6:00 PM

(3rd) May 1, 2021 (Sat.) ‒ June 30, 2021 (Wed.), KST 6:00 PM

(4th)July 1, 2021 (Thu.) ‒ Aug. 31, 2021 (Tue.), KST 6:00 PM

※ The above schedule is subject to change according to circumstances (2nd to 4th calls may not be opened).

 

  •  Eligible BP+ Candidates : Overseas residing researchers with outstanding research capabilities in highly advancing fields for the 4th industrial revolution among those whom the host institution in Korea wishes to employ as a full-time researcher

 

  • Supporting Details : Max. 10 ears(2+3+3+2), Max. KRW 600 million in total per year (including personnel costs, housing allowance, subsidies)

 

 

☞ A recruitement matching platform is available : RPIK(Research Position in Korea 

    It supports job seeking of overseas researchers and recruitment activities at research institutions in Korea. 

☞ See more details : 2021 Korea's invitation programs(BP, BP+)

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