Funded 2017 IBS Young Scientist Fellowships (YSF) – South Korea

Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before 31st May, 2017

Scholarship country: Fellowships will take place in South Korea

Eligible Field of Study: You are eligible to apply if your interest is in the Basic sciences

More Info: The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has the vision of “Making Discoveries for Humanity and Society,”  basic knowledge in Korea.  That said, twenty-six IBS Research Centers have currently been launched and each Center is operated by internationally renowned scientists.

This year, the IBS introduces a new program called “Young Scientist Fellowship (YSF)” to play an active role in fostering next-generation basic science leaders. The YSF offers opportunities for young, promising scientists to do their own basic research work in one of the IBS Research Centers while sharing ideas and utilizing our state-of-art infrastructures.

Scholarship Type: Postgraduate, Fellowship

  • Within 5 years of obtaining a PhD or under the age of 40 with a PhD (born no earlier than January 1, 1977)* Ph.D. candidates must be conferred with Ph.D. degrees before August 31, 2017.
  • * Researchers currently participating in the IBS research centers are NOT eligible to apply.

Selection Process:

  • Letter of intent
    1. 1. Submission deadline: ~ May 31, 2017
    2. 2. Review by Directors and Evaluation Panel members
    3. 3. Invitation to submit full proposals: ~ June 30, 2017
  • Full proposal
    1. 1. Submission deadline: ~ August 31, 2017
    2. 2. Review by Directors and Evaluation Panel members
    3. 3. Invitation for an interview: ~ September 30, 2017
  • Interview
    1. 1. Interview and presentation: ~ October 31, 2017
    2. 2. Comprehensive review by Evaluation Panel chairs
    3. 3. Announcement of final YS Fellows: ~ November 30, 2017

Number of Scholarships: Not indicated.

Value of Fellowship:

  • Annual budget of KRW150-300M per year including KRW60-70M salary
  • Appointment for 3 years with possible extension of 2 years
  • YS Fellows should be physically relocated to one of the IBS Centers.
  • YS Fellows are eligible to apply for the IBS Career Development Award (CDA)*.* A research fund that can be used in the newly appointed affiliation after completing the Young Scientist Fellowship.

Duration of Fellowship: YSF fellows will be appointed for 3 years with possible extension of 2 years

How to Apply: Applicants are expected to:

  • Download the letter of intent form from the following link:
  • Fill out the form in English and submit via homepage as a single PDF file no later than May 31, 2017 (KST).
  • The title of PDF file “Applicant Name_YSF”.

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