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.


The KOPRI Fellowship Program 2022 consists of three categories: Asia, 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 2022 KOPRI Fellowship Program, please submit your application to the following email address;

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 13, 2022.


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

Further information and the application package can be found on KOPRI´s website:

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