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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 sciences in Korea. Twenty-eight Research Centers have been launched and each Center has been yielding outstanding results in various fields of research. The IBS Young Scientist Fellowship Program aims to foster the next generation of young scientists and offer them a bright future. The IBS Young Scientist Fellowships (IBS YSF) is offered rising stars in the field.  With a generous salary and state-of-the-art infrastructure, YS Fellows will be able to spend up to 5 years in South Korea in one of the IBS centers. Selected fellows will receive an annual research budget of 150-300 million Korean Won in addition to salary of 60-70 million Korean won.

Key Details: Young researchers within five years of receiving his/her PhD are invited to apply. Awarded applicants will receiving the fellowship for three years with the possibility of renewing for an additional two. All nationalities are eligible to apply. Fellows receive research and salary support on an annual basis.

Due Dates: Interested applicants must first submit a letter of intent (normally due end of May-check site for up to date information). Selected applicants will then advance to an invitation for a full proposal followed by invitation to interview. Check program site for most recent due dates.