Public Project of Supporting Outstanding Books
The NAS has been undertaking the 'Program Supporting the Selection and Distribution of Outstanding books', being delegated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as part of the Ministry's Basic Sciences Promotion Project. Books in the fields of Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, and Korean Studies are eligible for selection. Through a process of fair and just evaluation the NAS annually selects some 500 outstanding books. The NAS allocates maximum amount of 15,000,000won per book to purchase those selected books and distribute them to universities, public libraries, and research centres throughout the nation.