This initiative aims to bring together relevant and competitive researchers from Germany and South Korea to establish collaborative scientific relationships and prepare joint projects. Funding is available for the following collaborative measures:
- exploratory workshops
- research visits (max. three months)
Both components can be combined if they are in close temporal relationship and if this facilitates especially effective preparation of a joint project. All individual collaborative measures must be carried out within a maximum period of twelve months.
Early career scientists holding a doctoral degree are strongly encouraged to participate in the above-mentioned activities.
Each national funding organisation will fund the costs for travel and accommodation of the researchers based in its own country. Organisational costs for workshops and for participants in workshops from third countries are funded by the funding organisation of the host country. Funding is only available for projects which involve a convincing collaboration between the German and Korean partners and for which the anticipated research benefit is clearly outlined.
Proposals must be submitted to both organisations in accordance with the proposal preparation requirements of both sides, respectively. Applicants form Korea submit their documents to the NRF, applicants from Germany to the DFG. All documents must be written in English and must be submitted by 14 April 2022.