2011 Calls

There are currently six programmes that provide European researchers with the opportunity to join the Korean research landscape.

  • International Collaborative R&D Programme (KETEP)
  • International Collaborative Research and Development Programme for Needs-driven technology development International (KIAT)
  • Collaborative Research and Development Programme for Global market-oriented technology development programme (KIAT)
  • Global Research Network Programme (NRF) 
  • Global Research Laboratory (NRF)
  • International Cooperation Programme (KETEP)

Please do not hesistate to inform the KORRIDOR partners if you wish to apply for these calls. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can. Sinéad Quigley squigley@msh-paris.fr

International Collaborative R&D Programme (KETEP)

Call Open date:

September 5, 2011

Issue of the application forms:

September 5 ~ 27, 2011      

The application forms will be published on the homepage of KETEP ( www.ketep.re.kr) or Project Management System, Genie (genie.ketep.re.kr)

Submission:

To apply to this project call, please register with KETEP’s online application portal, GENIE, at genie.ketep.re.kr. After finishing with the all registration process with the provided number, please submit Full Application forms to KETEP.

Online registration:

KETEP’s online application portal, GENIE (genie.ketep.re.kr)

Registration Period : Sep. 5 ~ 27, 2011 until 6:00 p.m ( Application forms beyond this period will not be accepted. Please do aware of it. )

Submission deadline for full applications:

- All the proposals and documents must submit by Sep.28, 2011 6:00 p.m (If you are submitting them by post, they must arrive by Sep. 28, 2011 6:00 p.m as well)  

- Send to KETEP (International Cooperation Team) 135-502 Teheran-ro 114gil 14, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Eligibility of Lead Organization (LO):

International Collaborative R&D Program can be registered by consortium that formed between domestic and international organizations, but Lead Organizations (LO) of the project must be domestic organizations.

Programme description:

R&D Projects Category Area

 Energy International Collaborative R&D

(Energy Technology)

 Energy Efficiency Resources R&D Programme 

 • Effective Usage and Efficiency improvement of Energy

• Reduction of air pollutant of Fossil energy usage

• Increasing added value on research, exploration, development and others of resources

 New Renewable Energy R&D Programme

 • Hydrogen, fuel cell, coal gasification

• Photovoltaic, Wind Power, Small Hydro Power, Bio Energy, Solar Thermal and Geothermal Energy

 Power Generation R&D Programme

 • Hydroelectric and Thermoelectric Power Generation

• Power Transmission and Distribution • Electricity Infrastructure

 Nuclear Power R&D Programme

 • Advancement of Nuclear Power Plant

• Improving Performance of Nuclear Power Plant

• Environmental Technologies for Nuclear Power Plant

 *Collecting Royalty : Basically Royalties will be collected from all of R&D Programs, but the final decision on collecting royalty will be decided at the evaluation process of the projects after screening the Consortium formation, Project characteristics and other related matters. However, the project that is not decided not to collect royalty must open the result to public.

Contact information:

Johnny Lee (Johnny@ketep.re.kr) or Ami Woo (ami.woo@ketep.re.kr

International Collaborative Research and Development Programme for Needs-driven technology development

Call Open date:

February 1, 2011    

Deadline for proposal submission:

May 23-27, 2011 (first half); September 1-7, 2011 (second half)

Programme owner:

The Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) is a public owner: institute established in May 2009 under the direction of the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) following the merger of five R&D funding and support institutions.

Programme abstract:

The needs-driven technology development programme is one of two sub-programmes under KIAT’s umbrella International Collaborative Research & Development Programme , which is in its first year of existence with the first call opening in March 2010.
It aims to develop civilian use-oriented technology for commercialisation on the Korean and/or European market through collaboration with excellent foreign R&D resources and thereby enhance national technology competitiveness and the development of world-class technology.

Programme description:

Programme aims:
To develop civilian use-oriented technology for commercialisation on the Korean and/or international market through collaboration with excellent foreign R&D resources and, thereby, enhance national technology competitiveness and the development of world-class technology.

Scientific fields:
Industrial materials; clean manufacturing; shipping system; robotics; bio/medical devices; electronic and information devices; electronic and information communications media; next-generation mobile communication network; software/computing; knowledge service/USN and industrial convergence.

URL: http://epss.gtonline.or.kr/Business/business.asp?step=View&cPage=1&search=&keyword=&isKor=N&projectType=&bizNoticeSID=341

Eligible applicants:

Foreign and Korean research institutes, academies, universities and comapanies can apply to this programme and projects can be led by a foreign organisation. The participation of one Korean company is mandatory.  

Please note that all proposals must be written in English.

Download the proposal form.  

Budget in EUR (approximately):

Total programme budget: KRW 16 billion (~ EUR 10 million)

Funding per project:  Up to KRW 300 million per year (~ EUR 200,000)

Project duration: 3 years maximum

Contact information:

Contact person: Dr. Yoo Duk Jun
Organisation name: Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
Address: 135-153, 5th Fl. Korea Technology Center 305, Teheranno, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea
E-Mail: jyd@kiat.or.kr
URL: http://www.kiat.or.kr/site/main/index/index002.jsp 

International Collaborative Research and Development Programme for Global market-oriented technology development programme

Call Open date:

February 1, 2011 
 

Deadline for proposal submission:

May 23-27, 2011 (first half); September 1-7, 2011 (second half)

Programme owner:

Korea Institute for the Advancement of Technology (KIAT) under the direction of Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) of Korea.

Programme abstract:

The global-market oriented technology development programme is one of two sub-programmes under KIAT’s umbrella international collaborative programme, which is in its first year of existence with the first call opening in March 2010. With the aim of promoting overseas commercialisation of developed technologies, this programme supports Korean companies that are designated as a developer of on-demand technologies by foreign companies that will use the developed technologies in their effort to improve their R&D ability and expand exports.

Programme description:

Programme aims: To carry out a joint R&D project following the appointment of a Koreancompany as the developer of a target technology by a foreign companythat will use the developed technology (Type I). To perform a joint project between an outstanding foreign university and Korean SMEs through planning, conducting research and commercialising the technologies on the EU market (Type II).

Scientific fields:
Industrial materials; clean manufacturing; shipping systems; robotics; bio/medical devices; electronic and information devices; electronic and information communications media; next-generation mobile communication network; software/computing; knowledge service/USN (Ubiquitous Sensing Networks) and industrial convergence.

URL: http://epss.gtonline.or.kr/Business/business.asp?step=View&cPage=1&search=&keyword=&isKor=N&projectType=&bizNoticeSID=341

Eligibility conditions:

- Foreign and Korean research institutes, academies, universities and companies can apply to this programme.
- In the case where a company is the lead organisation (coordinator), it must have been in operation for one 1 year or more as of the deadline of submission;
- In the case where a lead organisation (coordinator) is a Korean company, it must be a company whose affiliated research institute has been certified by the Korea Industrial Technology Association.
- Foreign R&D centres located in Korea are allowed to participate in the programme in the capacity of a foreign research institution. A foreign R&D centre located in Korea refers to a research facility or an R&D centre as specified in Article 31 of the Industrial technology Innovation Promotion Act.
- Only projects whose purpose is to develop technologies at the request of foreign companies that will use the developed technologies are eligible.

Please note that all proposals must be written in English.

Download the proposal form.

 

Budget in EUR (approximately):

Total programme budget: KRW 9 billion (~ EUR 6 million)
Funding per project: Type I: up to KRW 600 million per year (~ EUR 400,000), Type II: up to KRW 500 million per year (~ EUR 330,000)
Feasibility study: up to KRW 30 million for 6 months (~ EUR 20,000)  

Contact information:

Contact person: Dr. Yoo Duk Jun
Organisation name: Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
Address: 135-153, 5th Fl. Korea Technology Center 305, Teheranno, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea
E-Mail: jyd@kiat.or.kr
URL: http://www.kiat.or.kr/site/main/index/index002.jsp

Global Research Network Programme

Call Open date:

March 4, 2011 

Deadline for proposal submission:

April 7, 2011

Programme owner:

National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) under the direction of Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST).

Programme abstract:

The Global Research Laboratory (GRL) programme has been designed to promote international collaborative research between Korean and foreign laboratories.  A proposal submitted for the GRL programme should address a research topic which requires Korean and foreign research partners to engage in close collaboration for the attainment of significant scientific and technological goals. A GRL is a virtual entity. However, depending on the proposal submitted, foreign researchers may work from their home institution or from within a Korean institution.

Programme description:

Programme aims:

To promote international cooperation between Korean and foreign researchers at the world’s top universities and research institutes. It seeks to diversify international academic exchange by supporting researchers from a variety of research fields and countries. The research project should, therefore, be a joint activity between researchers from Korea and abroad.

Scientific field:

Science and engineering; humanities and social sciences.

Eligibility conditions:

Only Korean researchers can act as coordinator. European researchers should contact Korean colleagues should they wish to apply for this call.

Applicants should be included at least one item of the "Article 5 of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on Research Promotion and Credit Guarantee for Student Loans".

"Article 5 of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on Research Promotion and Credit Guarantee for Student Loans" includes following researchers:
1. Korean/foreign universities (including affliated research institutes) or their faculty
2. Korean/foreign academic research institutes, universities or related organizations, or related organizations, or their researchers
3. Scientists, artists or related groups that receive support for their scientific/artistic activities uner Article 13 of the National Academy of Science Act and Article 12 of the National Academy of the Arts Act
4. Part-time lecturers at universities
5. Those who are attending a training program at a Korean/foreign university, etc. and who hold a doctoral degree
6. Those who are recognized by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology as personnel necessary for academic research, and who conduct joint researches with persons under items 1 or 5

Required research accomplishment by Korean researchers (Prinicipal Investigators):
-Science and engineering: Five or more scientific papers published in journals registered with the Korea Research Foundation or SCI.SCOPUS-level journals since January 1, 2006
-Humanities and social science: Three or more papers published in journals registered with the Korea Research Foundation or SSCI and A&HCI-SCOPUS-level journals since January 1, 2006

Required research accomplishment (Collaborator(s)):
- Science and engineering: Paper(s) published in internationally recognized journals (SSCI and A&HCI-SCOPUS-level) since January 1, 2006
- Humanities and social science: Paper(s) published in internationally recognized journals(SSCI and A&HCI-SCOPUS-level) since January 1, 2006
* Individually authored book and translated book are calculated as two research outcomes, while collaboratively authored book, translated book, and granted international patent are calculated as one.
* For special fields that cannot be feasibly published in the above-mentioned journals, applicants are required to write a referential explanation when applying online.

How to apply:

Online application
- Research proposal in English
- Certificate of employment (in the case of researchers from abroad)
- Records of correspondence (e-mails etc.)
* Those who fail to submit all required documents will be excluded from the review process.

Download the Program Guideline and the Proposal Format here.

Budget in EUR (approximately):

Total programme budget: KRW 8.3 billion (~ EUR 5.2 million) for 2011

Funding per project:  KRW 100 million (~ EUR 65,000). Matching funding from foreign partners is not obligatory.

Project duration: 3 years maximum.

Contact information:

Contact person: Dr. C.H. Kang
E-Mail: chkang@nrf.go.kr
URL: http://www.nrf.go.kr/html/en/ 

Contact person: Mr. Myon-Jung Kim
E-Mail: lui@nrf.go.kr

Global Research Laboratory

Call Open date:

February 28, 2011

Deadline for proposal submission:

March 28, 2011

Programme owner:

National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea under the direction of Ministry of Education,Science and Technology of Korea (MEST).

Programme abstract:

The Global Research Laboratory (GRL) programme has been designed to promote international collaborative research between Korean and foreign laboratories. A proposal submitted for the GRL program should address a research topic which requires Korean and foreign research partners to engage in close collaboration for the attainment of significant scientific and technological goals. A GRL is a virtual laboratory is a virtual entity. However, depending on the proposal submitted, foreign researchers may work from their home institution or from within a Korean institution .

Programme description:

Programme aims:
1. To establish and operate world-class laboratories capable of becoming global cooperation leaders in core technology fields and to increase international cooperation between Korea and other countries.
2. To increase the Korean research standard to world-class level.
3. To strengthen practical international collaboration and global cooperation networks in key technological fields.

Scientific fields (based on the 2010 call):
A GRL proposal may be submitted under any of the following research fields:
Optimal Energy Utilization, Hydrogen Energy Production and Storage, Next Generation Battery and Energy Storage & Conversion, New and Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Bio), Energy and Resource Development, Marine Environment Research and Preservation & Management, Global Atmospheric Environment Improvement, Environment (Ecosystem) Conservation and Restoration, Water Management and Water Conservation, Climate Change Prediction and Adaptation, Natural Disaster Prevention and Response, Marine Living Resources Conservation and Marine Biotechnology Utilization, Eco-Friendly Nano Material Application, Advanced Superconducting Technology and Power IT, Optimal Resource Utilization, Green Process Technology, Resource Recycling and Safe Waste Disposal, Integrated Management and Utilization of Environmental Information, Drug Delivery Technology, Biochip Sensor Technology (U-Health), Bio-information Application and Analysis, Gene Therapy Technology, Ultra-precision Machining and Measurement & Control Technology, Semiconductor Memory, Advanced Display Technology, Cancer Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technology, Drug Discovery Technology

Eligibility conditions:

- GRL candidate labs are expected to be equipped with outstanding research capabilities in the relevant research fields as well as a strong network for collaborative research with foreign research centers and laboratories.
- The Korean Principal Investigator (KPI) is the director of the relevant GRL project and serve as its official representative. The KPI is responsible for the management of the GRL project and for setting the project's organizational structure.
- The Korean research lab is the research lab in Korea that participates in the GRL project.
- The Foreign Principal Investigator (FPI) is the principal foreign partner who cooperates with the KPI and represents the foreign research lab. The FPI is expected to provide his/her own funding from governmental and other sources from his/her country (matching funds), although securing such matching funding is not a requirement for applying to the GRL program.
- The foreign research lab is the research lab in the relevant foreign country that participates in the GRL project.
- The GRL project may involve more than one Korean, foreign, or multinational organization or institution.

Only Korean researchers can act as coordinator. European researchers should contact Korean colleagues should they wish to apply for this call.

How to apply:

All applicants must submit a preliminary proposal by the date specified in the call for proposal. Preliminary proposals should not exceed 4 pages with the cover-sheet. excluding attachments).
Only those applicants who successfully pass the first phase of the evaluation process are entitled to prepare full proposals.
Full proposals should not exceed 20 pages with the cover-sheet.
* Both the preliminary and full proposal should be submitted in hardcopy and electronic (CD) format (refer to chapter 1.13 below for number of copies to be submitted).
* All applicants should make direct contact to concerned staff.

Download the Proposal Guideline here.

Budget in EUR (approximately):

Total programme budget:  KRW 17.7 billion (~ EUR 12.6 million).

Funding per project: KRW 500 million per year (~ EUR 330,000). Matching funding for European participants is not mandatory for participation.

Project duration: 3years (renewable twice).

Contact information:

Contact person: Ms. Song Ie SONG
E-Mail: sisong@nrf.go.kr
URL: http://www.nrf.go.kr/html/en/ 

Contact person: Dr. C.H. Kang
E-Mail: chkang@nrf.go.kr
URL: http://www.nrf.go.kr/html/en/

International Cooperation Programme (KETEP)

Call Open date:

June 1, 2011

Deadline for proposal submission:

August 3, 2011

Programme owner:

Korea Institute of Energy Technology and Planning (KETEP) under the direction of Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) Korea.

Programme description and aims:

KETEP’s international collaboration programme began in 2003 and seeks to establish consortia composed of Korean and international partners. In 2011, it is anticipated that there will be two calls for proposals: one in March and another in the autumn. Under this umbrella programme KETEP runs three sub-programmes of which the aims are outlined in the table below:
  1. Energy efficiency and resources programme
  2. New and renewable energy programme
  3. Power generation and electricity delivery programme

Energy efficiency and resources  Programme aim: to develop technology in order to improve energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and secure natural resources
New and renewable energy  Programme aim: to produce technology to revitalise the green energy industry by successfully developing renewable energy technology
Power generation and electricity delivery  Programme aim: to develop technology to establish a clean electric power system to pave the way for the sustainable growth of the power industry

The execution of each project within these programmes depends on its requirements. Foreign researchers may work from their home organisation or may be funded to work in Korea from the host organisation.

 

Energy efficiency and resources

Energy Storage;
CCS;
Resources technologies;
Building Efficiency;

New and renewable energy  Renewable energy;
Chemical engineering;
Material science;
Electricity;
Electronics;
Environment;
Power generation and electricity delivery programme Electricity delivery e.g. smart grid for wide use of green electricity;
Clean fuel technology e.g. large scale gas turbine;
Power system e.g. power conversion, Superconductivity;
Electricity policy e.g. demand control, power pricing system;
Hydraulic power and thermal power generation technology: advanced power generation, power safety, power electronics, power IT;

Eligibility conditions:

Organisation type:
Public research organisations and research institutes, universities and companies.
The participation of a company in the consortium is not mandatory.

Criteria:
An organization that has put technology development projects into practice in accordance with Article 11 of the Act of Development, Use and Supply of New Energy and Recycling Energy.

Consortium composition:
There is no limit in the number of participants. However, the project coordinator must be a Korean organisation.

Budget in EUR (approximately):

Total programme budget: KRW 19.6 billion (~ EUR 12.6 million)

Funding per project: Between EUR 100,000~250,000 per year

Project duration: 3 years

Web link to further programme information:

http://www.ketep.re.kr/eng/

Contact information:

Should you require further information, please contact:

Mr. Choi Gyun 
gyunc@ketep.re.kr
+82 2-3469-8364

Ms. Jimi Lee  
jimilee@ketep.re.kr
+82 2-3469-8359