On October 14th, 21 UNIST students in the doctoral program and the combined master-doctoral program have been awarded a 2015 Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program (GPF), a competitive nationwide education program provided by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).
According to statistics, the accumulated numbers of GPF recipients at UNIST reached 62 this year. That is the fifth largest in number followed by Seoul National University, KAIST, POSTECH, and Sungkyunkwan University.
One of the recipients, Hee-In Yoon (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering) in the combined master-doctoral program says, “GPF is the biggest and most competitive fellowship for graduate students in Korea.” She adds, “It really is an honor to be one of the awardees.”
The selection committee selected Hee-In based on an evaluation of her research proposal, entitled “Transactions on Circuits and Systems II.” The fellowship will provide funds for her salary, travel, and research expenses until completion of her PhD.
“We hope that this fellowship will provide a substantial platform for fruitful research activities across many disciplines,” says UNIST President Mooyoung Jung.
Launched in 2011, the Global Ph.D. Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science. Each year, around 200 students are selected from more than 1,000 applicants.
The program is designed to support talented students with two-year intensive support through an annual grant of 30 million KRW, thereby allowing them to focus on their study and research without financial concerns.