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Title Prof. Ara Koh is selected as POSCO Science Fellowship
Name SKKUSOM Date  2020-10-27 Hit 988

Prof. Ara Koh is selected as POSCO Science Fellowship


Prof. Ara Koh, Department of Precision Medicine, was selected as POSCO Science fellowship by POSCO TJ Park Foundation. The fellowship fosters talent in science and technology that will lead the future growth engine of Korea.

POSCO Science Fellowship began in 2009, following the desire of Tae-Joon Park, who emphasized that ¡®in order for country that lacks natural resources like Korea to become an advanced country, we need to concentrate on fostering talent in science.¡¯


POSCO Science Fellowship focuses on fostering talent in science and technology that will lead future of Korea including applied science which could be new growth engine of industrial technology in Korea.

Grants given to young and talented doctoral students, post-doc, and young professors in 4 areas of basic science (mathematics, physics, chemistry, life science) and 3 areas of applied science (steel, new material, energy material) in universities and laboratories in Korea. For those who qualify foundation supports 36 million ~ 100 million KRW for maximum of 3 years.


It became particularly helpful for new post-doc and young scientists that just became assistant professors who are with insufficient outside support and lack in initiating independent research or experiment. So this fellowship became the ¡®rookie award in science¡¯ for young scientists. POSCO TJ Park Foundation will continue to encourage and support POSCO Science Fellows, so they can become leaders in science and become Nobel Prize winners in the future.