2012 – 3rd term Nine Bridges Fellowship (Application due date: Nov. 9th, 2012)

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                               2012 – 3rd term nine bridges fellowship


    ◎ purpose : to nurture world class scholars at unist


    ◎ the number of awardees  : maximum 9 excellent applicants per year


    who may apply (one of two cases is possible to apply)

     1. freshmen who have outstanding research potentials as  world class scientists in the combined master's-doctoral courses or the doctoral courses

     2. students who have outstanding research performances in the combined master's-doctoral courses or the doctoral courses, and those who have published their thesis or dissertation on the world class academic journals such as nature, science and cell etc.


    amount of nine bridges fellowship

      => krw 30,000,000/year ( max: krw 90,000,000 for 3 years )

          1st year        mid-evaluation          2nd year            3rd year

    krw20,000,000   →  pass      →   krw35,000,000    →  krw35,000,000

    ※ selected fellowship beneficiary students are not allowed to also hold an ra/ta or other scholarships during the same period


    screening process  (schedules of 2012  3rd term )

    – 1st step: receiving application forms (application due date: nov. 9th, 2012)

    – 2nd step: x-x-x-document evaluation by unist professors (until nov. 19th,2012)

    – 3rd step: final evaluation & interview by graduate committee (tentative: nov. 27th,2012)

     ※ next plan(2013 – 1st semester) has not yet been determined.


    what to be submitted to apply for 9 bridges fellowship (see the attached)

      0. letter of applications

      1. resume (cv) and letter of self introduction

      2. letter of academic plan and research proposal

      3. letter of recommendation

      4. research achievements

      5. academic tranx-x-script & official english test scores etc.


     ◎ where to submit:  administration office of applicant's major / division


     ◎ evaluation criteria & details


            evaluation details &




    creativity & problem-solving ability

    – specific aims of future research

    – applicants own ideas about the research

    – organization, excellence, creativity &

    uniqueness for research (academic) plan

    – academic attitude & research potentials

    – depth of knowledge about the major






    applicants’ x-documents will

    be evaluated

    by each school

    before interview




    committee will

    make a final


    based on the



    after interview

    communication & presentation skills

    – presentation skills and attitude

    – logical thinking & persuasive speaking

    – global language competence



    personality &


    – ethics on academic research

    – collaboration with others

    – positive thinking and proactive behavior





     interview details (only for the candidates who passed the x-document evaluation)




     9 interviewers (vice president and school heads) who are graduate school committee members

    language & method

     english presentation and questions&answers

    interview time &

        ppt materials

    -total 30minutes   1. presentation in english (for 10 min.)

                              2. q&a  (for 20 minutes)

    -visual aids (powerpoint about 10 slides) prepared by each candidates