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IBS Young Scientist Fellowship

Institute of Basic Science Young Scientist Fellowship 2020

Country: Korea
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Institute of Basic Science calls application for IBS Young Scientist Fellowship 2020. With the vision of “Making Discoveries for Humanity and Society,” the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) was founded in 2011 by the Korean government to promote basic science in Korea. To date, IBS has 31 Research Centers and each Center has been yielding outstanding results in various research fields.

The IBS “Young Scientist Fellowship” started in 2016 to play an active role in fostering the next generation of basic science leaders. This Fellowship offers junior scientists opportunities to conduct independent research by utilizing state-of-the-art infrastructure and to grow on the basis of research collaborations with leading researchers.

Fellowship Details 

  • The annual budget of KRW 150–300 mil. per year, including the salary of KRW 60–70 mil. (up to KRW 150 mil. for theoretical fields and up to KRW 300 mil. for experimental fields)
  • Appointment for three years with a possible two-year extension depending on the performance review results
  • After physically relocated to one of the IBS Centers, YSFs will conduct independent research by utilizing research facilities and equipment of the Center. YSFs may organize a small research group.


  • Within 7 years of obtaining a Ph.D. (obtained no earlier than 1 January 2013) or under the age of 40 with a Ph.D. (born no earlier than 1 January 1980)
  • Ph.D. candidates must be conferred with a Ph.D. degree no later than 28 February 2021.
  • Current IBS researchers are eligible to apply if they meet the above criteria.

Selection Process

There are Three Phases of the IBS Young Scientist Fellowship

Letter of Intent (approx. 3 pages)

  • Submission deadline: by 13 December 2020
  • Review by directors and evaluation panel members
  • Invitation to submit full proposals: by 15 January 2021

Research Proposal (approx. 10 pages)

  • Submission deadline: by 14 February 2021
  • Review by directors and evaluation panel members
  • Invitation for an on-site interview: by March 2021


  • On-site interview and presentation: in March 2021
  • A comprehensive review by evaluation panel chairs
  • Announcement of YSFs: by late April 2021

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline13 December,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerInstitute for Basic Science



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