Call for Proposals: Korean-German Funding Programme for Joint Workshops and Research Visits

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) have announced a call for proposals for Korean-German joint workshops and research visits.

This initiative aims to bring together relevant and competitive researchers from Germany and South Korea to establish collaborative scientific relationships and prepare joint projects. Funding is available for the following collaborative measures:

  • exploratory workshops;
  • research visits (max. three months).

Both components can be combined if they are in close temporal relationship and if this facilitates especially effective preparation of a joint project. All individual collaborative measures must be carried out within a maximum period of twelve months. Early career scientists holding a doctoral degree are strongly encouraged to participate.

Each national funding organisation will fund the costs for travel and accommodation of the researchers based in its own country. Organisational costs for workshops and for participants in workshops from third countries are funded by the funding organisation of the host country. Funding is only available for projects which involve a convincing collaboration between the German and Korean partners and for which the anticipated research benefit is clearly outlined.

Proposals must be submitted to both organisations in accordance with the proposal preparation requirements of both sides, respectively. Applicants from Korea submit their documents to the NRF, applicants from Germany to the DFG. Applicants to be funded by the DFG are requested to fulfil the eligibility requirements of DFG Initiation of International Collaboration and use the corresponding application form.

All documents must be written in English and must be submitted by 5 April 2023. Proposals arriving late and/or those not fulfilling the national requirements will not be considered. For first-time users of the DFG’s online submission system “elan” pre-registration is necessary by 22 March 2023. All proposals will be reviewed by both organisations separately. Support will be granted for those proposals where both DFG and NRF recommend funding. The selection of the projects will be completed by November 2023. To submit a proposal to the DFG, please follow the “Guidelines for the Initiation of International Collaboration Programme“.

The DFG strongly welcomes proposals from researchers of all genders and sexual identities, from different ethnic, cultural, religious, ideological or social backgrounds, from different career stages, types of universities and research institutions, and with disabilities or chronic illness. Please find the DFG´s privacy policy here. 

For further information, please contact Mr Raoul Wagner ( at the DFG Head Office in Bonn.

Please find the DFG´s full Call for Proposals with further important information here.