2021 1st half PIURI PostDoc. Fellowship Application

1. Aim: To support exceptional postdoctoral researchers to become Unicorns of Research & Innovation

2. Applicant Eligibility (All must be satisfied)
– Has obtained a PhD degree within the past seven years from March 1, 2021
– 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 faculty
– Has received commitment for additional support from the department
– Appointment at POSTECH before or after Fellowship selection

3. Grant Amount: Double the department’s support (Maximum 25 million KRW/1 year)
– should be 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)
– “an annual salary of more than 36 million KRW from a Supervising Advisor + additional support from the department (maximum 12.5 million KRW) “ and additional support maximum 25 million KRW/1 year

4. Grant Period: 2 years (From March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2023)
– 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 fund will be retrieved

5. Selection Criteria
– Number of available Fellowships: Approximately 10
– Applicants will be evaluated on research achievement, 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: December 7, 2020 (18:00 KST)
– Application form signed by Supervising Advisor and dean of the department should be submitted to the affiliated department.
– Further Inquiries: Eun-ah Cho, 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 be announced and selected twice a year (first and second half)

*PIURI: POSTECH Initiative for fostering Unicorn of Research & Innovation