National Research Foundation of Korea

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National Research Foundation of Korea
Type Governmental organisation
Purpose Research
Headquarters Daejeon, South Korea
Moo Je Cho
National Research Foundation of Korea
Hangul 한국연구재단
Hanja 韓國基礎科學支援硏究院
Revised Romanization Hanguk yeongu jaedan
McCune–Reischauer Hankuk yŏnku chaetan

The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) was established in 2009 as a merger of Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), Korea Research Foundation (KRF), and Korea Foundation for International Cooperation of Science and Technology (KICOS).[1]

The Korea Research Foundation (한국학술진흥재단) was a grant organization supported by the South Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It provides support for research into new theories for the advancement of science, the arts, and the Korean culture in general. It also supports overseas research into Korean studies. The Foundation was first established in 1981. [2] Its offices are located in Yeomgok-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul.

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  1. ^ "NRF History". 
  2. ^ "History". KRF English-language website. Retrieved 2006-04-22. 

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