Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program (KBSFP) 2016/2017

Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program (KBSFP) 2016/2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States Department of health and Human Services and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of the Republic of Korea offers Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program (KBSFP) for 2016-2017 academic year. KBSFP is open to candidates who received their doctorate degree and whose research focuses on any field related to biomedical and behavioural research.

The Institute provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development. These fellowships are awarded to support biomedical research projects undertaken in NIH laboratories.

The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.

Applicants must have obtained a doctoral degree, equivalent to a Ph.D., within the previous five years as of June 30, 2016.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research in NIH laboratories.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to support biomedical research projects undertaken in NIH laboratories by early-stage Korean postdoctoral researchers in a collaborative training program called Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program (KBSFP).

Scholarship Award:-Approximately five (5) fellowships will be awarded in 2016 but possibly fewer depending upon the quality of the application and funding availability.

  • A maximum stipend of 65,000,000 KRW (approximately $57,000 USD) will be granted to each fellow up to 24 months starting on January 1, 2017.  Fellowship stipend will be paid in Korean Won and duration cannot be less than 24 months.
  • Each NIH Institutes/Center must add funds to supplement the KBSFP stipend in order for fellows to be Supplemental Visiting fellows as required by the Program.
  • KBSFP fellowship funds will be paid directly to the selected applicant by wire transfer if already at NIH or via an affiliated Korean organisation if the applicant is currently working in Korea.
  • Award of KBSFP fellowship is contingent upon the applicant’s ability to receive approval by the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security of his/her entry into the United States under a work authorised U.S. immigration status.
  • Once selected, the applicant cannot receive any other governmental research funds from  the Republic of Korea during the period of training.

Scholarship can be taken in Korea

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

  • Be Korean citizens or permanent resident of Korea.
  • Have obtained a doctoral degree, equivalent to a Ph.D., within the previous five years as of June 30, 2016.
  • Have received at least one degree in Korea.
  • Meet eligibility requirements forNIH’s Intramural Visiting Fellow Program (VFP). (U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not eligible.).

Nationality: Citizens or a permanent resident of the Republic of Korea is eligible to apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: KBSFP is open to candidates who received their doctorate degree and whose research focuses on any field related to biomedical and behavioural research.

How to Apply: Each application should contain the following:

  • A letter of application including curriculum vitae
  • An original copy of certificate or diploma of doctoral degree
  • Transcripts from the courses taken during bachelor, master, and doctorate program
  • A research statement containing past research results during the doctorate program
  • A research proposal which includes a future commercialization plan, if applicable
  • A letter of invitation from the sponsoring NIH mentor (Principal Investigator).

Application Form

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is June 30th, 2016.

Scholarship Link

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