National Research Foundation (South Korea) (NRF)
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).
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. Its offices are located in Yeomgok-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul.