Korean Visiting Scientist Training Awards, 2018

Scholarship Description:

The Korean Visiting Scientist Training Award (KVSTA), supported by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)  of the Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare in cooperation with NIH, offers Training Awards. Fellowship awards are available to support biomedical and behavioural research projects in NIH laboratories by young Korean early-stage postdoctoral researchers.

The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.

Degree level:

This is a Visiting Scientist Training Award.

Field of Study:

Research projects may support all fields of biomedical and behavioural research at NIH, including (but not limited to) cancer, brain and neurological disease, cardiovascular, metabolic, allergy and chronic respiratory diseases, and reproductive and perinatal disease. Applications for the 2017 cycle will focus on training in the area of precision medicine.


Korean citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. Scholarship can be taken in Korea.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Applicants must:

  • Be Korean citizens or permanent residents of Korea.
  • Have obtained a doctoral degree, equivalent to a Ph.D., within the previous five years as of September 1, 2017.
  • Have received at least one degree in Korea.
  • Meet eligibility requirements for NIH’s Intramural Visiting Fellow Program (VFP). (U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not eligible.)

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

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