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. 

KOPRI is pleased to announce the call for second round of applications for the 2023 KOPRI Fellowship Program. We encourage prospective candidates to submit applications for the fellowship. 


This second call for the KOPRI Fellowship Program 2023 is open for the two categories: Arctic and Antarctic. 

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. 


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. 

If you would like to apply for the 2023 KOPRI Fellowship Program, please submit your application to the following email address; fellowship@kopri.re.kr 

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 25, 2023. 


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/201206/27

Should you have further questions, please contact the Office of International Cooperation at the Korea Polar Research Institute: - E-mail: fellowship@kopri.re.kr - Phone: +82-32-770-8432 

Designed & hosted by Arctic Portal