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Table 2 South Korean governmental research funds by research stage in 2005–2017

From: The relationship between government research funding and the cancer burden in South Korea: implications for prioritising health research

 Number of research projects (% of total)Sum of funding amount (USD) (% of total)Mean (SD)Median (IQR)Max. of funding amount (USD)Min. of funding amount (USD)
Basic research11,573 (66.9)1,325,369,180 (47.9)114,523 (260,770)51,494 (42,234–90,237)12,317,6322152
Applied research3003 (17.4)649,609,750 (23.5)216,320 (460,530)88,741 (49,883–197,342)13,058,8843889
Development research2474 (14.3)730,902,298 (26.4)295,433 (414,082)165,336 (75,243–333,566)5,541,5431204
Unable to specify244 (1.4)62,119,668 (2.2)254,589 (385,352)107,093 (n/a)2,282,3283610