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Korean Visiting Scientist Training Award (KVSTA)

Status: Accepting applications


Announcements for KVSTA fellowship will be posted by Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI).


  • Most recent application due date: May 9, 2024 at 3pm (local Korea date/time)


Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of Korea. US citizens not eligible to apply.
  • Have obtained a doctoral degree, equivalent to a Ph.D., within the previous five years as of July 1, 2024 (between July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2024).
  • Have at least one degree received in Korea.
  • Meet eligibility requirements for NIH's Intramural Visiting Fellow Program (VFP).

Program Overview

The Korean Visiting Scientist Training Award (KVSTA), supported by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) of the Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare in cooperation with NIH, offers fellowship awards to support biomedical and behavioral research projects in NIH laboratories by young Korean early-stage postdoctoral researchers.

Research projects may support all fields of biomedical and behavioral research at NIH, including (but not limited to) cancer, brain and neurological disease, cardiovascular, metabolic, allergy and chronic respiratory disease, reproductive and perinatal disease, precision medicine, etc.


Tina Chung, MPH
Regional Program Director
Email: Tina.Chung@nih.gov

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Last Updated: 2/1/2024 12:56 PM