Presidential Fellowship

Presidential Fellowship is set up to promote research on Medical Devices by POSTECH undergraduate and graduate students.
This fellowship was made possible by transferring some of President Yongmin Kim’s remaining research funds from his previous workplace, University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, to POSTECH.

■ Eligibility
Current POSTECH undergraduate and graduate students with the following exceptions:

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

– Students who are on a leave of absence (or planning to take one)

  from school

– Students who are expected to graduate in August 2012

– Students who have less than four semesters left to graduate

– Students who have had an academic warning

■ The only condition for this fellowship is that students carry out research on medical devices and related areas
• Students from all departments are welcome to apply.
• High risk, clinically-relevant research would be favored.
• Collaboration with other departments and/or outside organizations is highly recommended.

■ Fellowship Period: May 2012 ~ February 2015
• A student can apply for up to 3 years, in 1-year increment.
• She/he should reapply and be revaluated every year.

■ Fellowship

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

– A total of $10,000 will be paid over one year.

– A total of $20,000 will be paid over one year.

– Other research expenses should be covered by the faculty advisor and/or the department.

– Possibility to conduct research for 3 ~ 12 months in a UW lab in Seattle exists.

■ Number of Fellowships


May 2012 ~ February 2013

March 2013 ~ February 2014

March 2014 ~ February 2015


1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year


4 Students

8 Students

11 Students


4 Students

8 Students

11 Students

※ A fellowship can be renewed until February 2015 on a yearly basis.

■ Application Deadline: April 13, 2012 (Friday)
■ How to Apply: Email or drop off the completed research plan form and the recommendation
                        letter at Student Affairs Office or Graduate Admissions
                        and Student Affairs Office

• Forms for advisor’s recommendation letter and research plan can be downloaded





Student Affairs

(Hogil Kim Memorial Hall, Room#205)

Graduate Admissions
and Student Affairs

(Hogil Kim Memorial Hall, Room#202)



Title of the email must say [Presidential Fellowship]


Mr. Myeongyong Choe,
(Student Affairs)

279-2432 / *

Ms. Taeyoung Kim, Assistant Manager (Graduate Admissions and Student Affairs)

279-3782 / *

■ Each applicant will be notified on the result of his/her fellowship application
   on April 30, 2012 (Monday)

                                                         March 21, 2012
                                       Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs