Research

Project Outline

To cultivate world-class graduate schools and outstanding research personnel by supporting master's and doctoral students as well as post-docs and part-time faculty

[Creative Future Scholars Program]
Supports master's and doctoral candidates
as well as postdoctoral scholars.

Stage 1 (1999-2005): 1,300,000,000,000 KRW

Stage 2 (2006-2012): 2,030,000,000,000 KRW

Support graduate
level programs

Improve overall
educational capacity

Cultivate a world-class
graduate school

Status

All

Duration Campus Groups Total Funding Annual Funding
2006.3 - 2013.4 (7 years) Seoul 3 Groups
7 Teams
25,690,000,000
KRW
3,670,000,000
KRW
2006.3 - 2013.4 (7 years) Global 1 Groups
14 Teams
17,717,000,000
KRW
2,531,000,000
KRW

By Category

Campus Type Group/Team Name Director Funding Duration
Seoul Group Oriental Medical Science Hyun Su Bae 747,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Seoul Group BNT Human Resources Education for the Development of New Medicine Materials in the Face of Aging Society Yong Sup Lee 671,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Seoul Group Education of World-Class Medical Scientists Young Wouk Cho 1,294,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Seoul Team Study of Mineral Quality of Nano Structures Kim Young Dong 200,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Seoul Team Nano-Bio Applied Chemistry Seung Min Park 188,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Seoul Team Study of Basic Printing Technology for Display Application Jae Woo Choi 250,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Seoul Team Study of Conflict and Communication Ki Hyung Lee 120,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2010.2
Seoul Team Study of the Violence and Sexuality of Mass Media Chung Gyo Lee 106,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2009.2
Seoul Team Issues and Development Strategy of Korean Economics Hyun Park 94,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2009.2
Seoul Team Education of Professional Business Management Research Personnel Based on Network Sciences Chae Kyung Kim 120,000,000
KRW
2009.3-
2013.4
Global Group Center for Functional Biomaterials from Natural Resources In Sik Chung 707,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Global Team Energy Transformation with Nano/Micro Technology Chang Nyung Kim 248,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Global Team Education of Technological Human Resources for the Design of Nano Particles and Control of their Characteristic Properties Woo Sik Kim 212,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Global Team Technology for Improving Environment-friendly Building Performance Sun Kuk Kim 236,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Global Team Quantum Properties of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors Ho Sun Lee 178,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2013.4
Global Team Mechatronic System for High-speed High-Precision Media Transport and Printing Soon Geul Lee 166,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2009.2
Global Team Basic Research on Marine Reactor System Sang Nyung Kim 220,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2009.2
Global Team Training Program for East-West Medical Nutritionist Ryo Won Choue 200,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2009.2
Global Team Organic and Inorganic Materials for Information Technology Kwang Hyun Ahn 164,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2009.2
Global Team Basic Research for Solar System Exploration Sang Joon Kim 200,000,000
KRW
2006.3-
2009.2
Global Team Education Program for Environmental Informatics Chang Kyoo Yoo 175,000,000
KRW
2009.3-
2013.4
Global Team Research and Education Team for Creativity in Mobile Multimedia Doug Young Suh 249,000,000
KRW
2009.3-
2013.4
Global Team Education Program for New Technology Development of Medical Imaging Min Hyoung Cho 213,000,000
KRW
2009.3-
2013.4
Global Team Future Convergence Service Platform Research Team Choong Seon Hong 249,000,000
KRW
2009.3-
2013.4
Global Team IT-based Construction Monitoring Research Team Young Jin Mok 148,000,000
KRW
2009.3-
2013.4

Step 2 of the BK21 project includes a yearly review of each group and team to assess outcomes. After two years of implementation, groups and teams with subpar assessments in the first and second year will be removed from the project and new ones will be selected. Also, at the end of the project in seven years, a comprehensive review will be conducted of all years.