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Korean Visiting Scientist Training Award (KVSTA)

Status: Discontinued


More information from the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI):


  • Most recent application deadline: March 7, 2018


Applicants must:

  • Be Korean citizens or permanent residents of Korea.
  • Have obtained a doctoral degree, equivalent to a Ph.D., within the previous five years as of September 1, 2018.
  • Have received at least one degree in Korea.
  • Meet eligibility requirements for NIH's Intramural Visiting Fellow Program (VFP). (U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not eligible.)

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 diseases, and reproductive and perinatal disease.


Tina Chung, MPH
Program Officer
Phone: (301) 496-4784
Email: Tina.Chung@nih.gov

Last Updated: 1/7/2022 10:39 AM