Public policy-oriented research institutes are eligible to apply for program assistance.
Projects receiving priority from the Foundation include those with :
Korea-based collaborative partners
Plans to publish the project's results in book form
Plans to include the participation of distinguished university scholars and incumbent policymakers
Innovative methodologies and approaches
A long-term commitment to the proposed issue
Multiple funding sources
Costs Subsidized Under Program
Personnel expenses and other costs directly related to the research activities. The Foundation will support indirect costs amounting to 10% or less of the total grant amount.
The Foundation normally considers projects with grant period of one year. However, multi-year projects will be considered, on a case-by-case basis, if the overall budget and schedule are justified by the work plan and content. The Foundation will support projects with a maximum grant period of three years, for which subsequent-year assistance will be subject to satisfactory performance in the previous year.
The institution is required to submit an application endorsed by its highest administrative official. Applications can be submitted via postal mail, fax or e-mail. For e-mail submissions, the scanned signature of the institution's highest official is required. If it is not available, the institution may submit a preliminary e-mail application but must follow it up with a written application.
September 30 of the year preceding the start date of the proposed project
Grant applications will be reviewed by the Foundation with the assistance of outside specialists.
Applicants will be notified of the results of our evaluation process about three months after the application deadline.
Relevance and timeliness of the research topic and related activities.
Thoroughness and feasibility of the work plan, in view of the research methodology and approaches.
Capability of participants and their experience in terms of achievements and activities related to Korea.
Soundness and cost efficiency of the project budget and funding plans.
Anticipated results of the proposed project, and plans for dissemination and publicity of research results.
Report Preparation Instructions
The recipient institution is required to submit a report endorsed by its financial officer on the results of the project, using the Foundation's report form, within two months of completion of the project or the fiscal year.
The institution applying for the program should notify the Foundation of any changes to the information contained in the original plan after its submission.
The Foundation, in the process of screening applications, may require that applicant institutions submit additional information or adjust the project plan.
After notifying applicants of the results, the Foundation will discuss the details of each project and its budget with the respective recipient institution and conclude the grant letter (agreement). After conclusion of the grant letter, the Foundation's grant will be remitted.
The project should be carried out according to the schedule specified in the application. If the project must be postponed or canceled for some unavoidable reason, the recipient institution should consult the Foundation as soon as the decision is made.
|Public Diplomacy Department||Contact Person||Seayoun Lee
(Senior Program Officer)