2020 2nd half PIURI PostDoc. Fellowship Application

2020-07-02 501

1. Aim
: To support exceptional postdoctoral researchers to become Unicorns of Research & Innovation
*PIURI: POSTECH Initiative for fostering Unicorn of Research & Innovation

2. Applicant Eligibility (All must be satisfied)
– Has obtained a PhD degree within the past seven years from September 1, 2020
– Current POSTECH post-doctoral research associates or research faculty of any nationality can apply
– Has received a recommendation and commitment for an annual salary of more than 36 million KRW from a Supervising Advisor who is POSTECH tenured/tenure-track faculty
– Has received commitment for additional support from the department
– Full-time appointment at POSTECH before or after Fellowship selection

3. Grant Amount
: Double the department’s support (Maximum 25 million KRW)
– Can be used as research fund or stipend (If used as stipend, the total grant should be allocated equally by month across the fellowship period. Insurance, severance pay, etc. are included in the grant)
– The stipend is distinct from the annual salary provided by the Supervising Advisor

4. Grant Period: 2 years (September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022)
– If one becomes eligible after the end of this period, they can apply again
– Appointment should be done separately from the Fellowship
– Fellowship will be granted from the latter point between Fellowship start and appointment start, to the earlier point between Fellowship end and appointment end. If the applicant is not appointed, the Fellowship will be canceled
– If an applicant resigns from their appointment, the stipend will be suspended and the remaining research fund will be retrieved

5. Selection Criteria
– Number of available Fellowships: Approximately 10
– Applicants will be evaluated on research achievement, research proposal, support from Supervising Advisor and department, etc.
– Applicants who have won research projects as principal investigator, and/or have obtained stipends from elsewhere will be preferred

6. How to Apply
– Submission deadline: July 20, 2020 (18:00 KST)
– Application form signed by Supervising Advisor and dean of the department should be mailed to
– Further Inquiries: Jiwoo Kang, POSTECH Research Planning Team (

7. Follow-up Procedures
– Achievement report from successful applicants will be collected and reviewed at the end of each year of the Fellowship
– PIURI Fellowship will henceforth be announced and selected twice a year (first and second half)