Ministry of Science & ICT nominated 17 nation’s top researchers in basic research and 18 research centers that support the research groups.
Nominees for an individual research project in Leader research are as follows.
- Three researchers for Engineering including Prof. Ho Seok Park(Sungkyunkwan University)
- Five researchers for Natural Science including Prof. Jung Keun Ahn (Korea University)
- Four researchers for Life Science including Prof. Dae-Sik Lim (KAIST)
- Two researchers for Basic Medical Science including Prof. Yeon Seok Chung (Seoul National University)
For ‘Leader Research’ funding, each researcher will be provided with 800 million a year (7 billion for nine years).
This year 103 applicants have gone through the thorough selection process, including preliminary and oversea evaluation, presentation, and debate. As a result, 17 researchers were chosen, and 7 of them were the forties or under forties.