Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) is a government-sponsored polar research institute of the Republic of Korea. While serving as the operator of national polar programs, KOPRI also advocates international cooperation in polar science and research.
KOPRI initiated the Fellowship Program in 2015 in an effort to promote research collaboration and provide future generation polar scientists with networking and research opportunities, by making use of its expanding infrastructure and capacity.
The KOPRI Fellowship Program 2022 consists of three categories: Asia, Arctic and Antarctic.
The KOPRI Antarctic Fellowship Program
The KOPRI Antarctic Fellowship is open to early career scientists from Chile and New Zealand who wishes to visit and conduct research at KOPRI for a period up to 3 months.
To be eligible for ECS, the applicant should be either currently enrolled in a master or doctoral program or within 5 years of finishing their master or doctoral degree.
The KOPRI Arctic Fellowship Program
The KOPRI Arctic Fellowship is open to early career scientists from Arctic countries and researchers who are of Arctic indigenous heritage, who wishes to visit and conduct research at KOPRI for a period up to 3 months.
The KOPRI Asia Fellowship Program
The KOPRI Asia Fellowship is open to early career scientists from a country in Asia who wishes to visit and conduct research at KOPRI for a period up to 3 months.
The program invites polar researchers to participate in its Institute Visiting Program that offers office space and/or laboratory access within the KOPRI facilities to awardees.
Once selected, the commencement dates and the details of the research activities are to be adjusted through consultation with the cooperating KOPRI scientists, and details should be forwarded to the Office of International Cooperation for travel and accommodation arrangements.
How to apply
Each application for the KOPRI fellowship program must have the support of a KOPRI scientist. Therefore, those considering applying to the program are highly encouraged to contact KOPRI scientists and discuss their research proposal before they submit their application. In cases where it is difficult to identify a suitable cooperator, KOPRI’s Office of International Cooperation will be able to provide assistance and additional information on KOPRI’s research areas.
In order for the application to be considered complete and valid, your application package must include an application form, research proposal, home institute agreement, and a letter of recommendation and should be submitted by May 13, 2022.
The summary checklist for applicants is available here
As the KOPRI Fellowship Program follows the Korean government’s guidelines against COVID-19, operational details of the program are subject to change in accordance with updates to the guideline.
Read more about KOPRI and the Korean Polar Program on our website (http://www.kopri.re.kr/eng/) and in our Annual Report (http://www.kopri.re.kr/eng/html/comm/050303.html).
To find out more about our research interests and activities, please consult KOPRI’s in-house projects (http://www.kopri.re.kr/eng/html/rsch/030102.html), and KOPRI ABSTRACTS (https://repository.kopri.re.kr/handle/201206/9601).
Should you have further questions, please contact the Office of International Cooperation at the Korea Polar Research Institute: