ICKSMCB 2018 / 2018 International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology / September 17(Mon)-19(Wed), 2018 / COEX, Seoul, Korea

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-Ministry of Science and ICT: Presentation on "2019 Basic Research Program Provisional Guidelines"

September 18 (Tue), 13:10-14:20, Rm. 300

Presentation on "The 2019 Provisional Operation Plans of the Basic Research Programme in the Science and Engineering Field"

Juwon Lee
Director of Basic Research Promotion Division, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea
The Ministry of Science and ICT under the newly established Moon Jae In Adminstration will be informing researchers on the 4th Comprehensive Plan for the Promotion Basic Research ('18~'22). It further attempts to listen to researchers' opinions on the operation plans of the basic research programme in the science and engineering field. Under the Moon Administration's Researcher-Led Basic Research Budget Expansion Policy, the Ministry of Science and ICT plans to boost the basic research programme budget for 2019, and also attempts to reform the programme with researchers as the center. The major future directions will focus on enhancing funds and providing foundations for new researchers, expanding funds for projects considering efficiency and diversity, and improving research sustainability etc.