The performance review aims to check and evaluate the excellence of research outcomes and development of research capabilities as a principal investigator (PI) since the research commencement as a YSF. If a YSF requests an extension of the Fellowship, the extension decision will be made during the performance review.
1) When requesting an extension: The requesting YSF will submit a status report on the research outcomes generated over the past two and a half years since the research commencement as a YSF. Then, a performance review consisting of an on-site review and research presentation will take place. The results, including the decision on Fellowship extension, will be delivered by the 9th month of the 2nd Fellowship year at the latest. For the performance review, the YSF’s director will be asked to submit a written opinion about the YSF, including synergy between the researcher and the Center, to the IBS Research Evaluation Team.
2) When not requesting an extension: Only document evaluation of a status report will take place (without consideration of a Fellowship extension).
3) When an IBS researcher is selected as a YSF of his/her Center: Since support will be provided for up to three years, only document evaluation of a status report will take place without consideration of a Fellowship extension.
The YSF who intends to request early termination of his/her project and the Center concerned must notify the IBS Talent Acquisition and Development Team and Research Management Team of the intent two months prior to the expected termination date. Based on the notification, the Talent Acquisition and Development Team will request submission of a status report while the Research Management Team will request a progress report and budget execution report (only for Extramural Centers). Then, the research account reconciliation will take place. After considering the term as a YSF and other factors, an IBS committee will determine a review method and schedule. A review will be carried out in line with the predetermined method and schedule, and the YSF will be notified of the results.
In the case of Center discontinuation, the research project of the YSF concerned will be terminated in principle. However, if transfer to another Center is possible and the YSF concerned agrees with the transfer, the YSF’s research group can move to another Center to continue the research.