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. Thirty Research Centers have been launched and each Center has been yielding outstanding results in various fields of research.
The IBS "Young Scientist Fellowship" started in 2016 to play an active role in fostering next-generation basic science leaders. We believe this fellowship offers junior scientists opportunities to conduct independent research by utilizing state-of-the-art infrastructure and to grow on the basis of research collaborations with leading researchers.
We hope that the YSF program serves as a stepping stone for our researchers to be appointed as independent principal investigators at prestige institutions around the world.
※ Ph.D. candidates must be conferred with a Ph.D. degree before 31 August 2020.
|Field||Center||City||# of openings||Budget|
|Mathematics||Mathematical and Computational Sciences (PRC)||Discrete Mathematics Group||Daejeon||0||Up to KRW 150 mil./year|
|Data Science Group||Daejeon||0|
|Theoretical physics||Theoretical Physics of the Universe||Daejeon||0|
|Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems||Daejeon||0|
|Experimental physics||Correlated Electron Systems||Seoul||0||KRW 150 - 300 mil./year(up to KRW 150 mil. for theoretical fields)|
|Integrated Nanostructure Physics||Suwon||0|
|Relativistic Laser Science||Gwangju||0|
|Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems||Pohang||0|
|Axion and Precision Physics Research||Daejeon||0|
|Exotic Nuclear Studies||Daejeon||0
(Experimental field only)
|Earth science||Climate Physics||Busan||0|
|Life sciences||Cognition and Sociality
(Cognitive Glioscience Group)
|Center for Genomic Integrity||Ulsan||0|
|Interdisciplinary||Neuroscience Imaging Research||Suwon||0|
※ The final number of YSF researchers may change depending on the deliberation results of the 2021 IBS budget.