Grant Opportunities

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation offering Research Grant Programme

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation offering Research Grant Programme


Deadline: 20-Oct-22

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation’s (NEF) Research Grant Programme is now open to support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

With the aim of strengthening research capacity of young researchers in that region, grants are available only for individual researchers, but not for groups/organisations, to enhance their skills, knowledge, and experience through their own research work.

Funding Information
The maximum grant size in this programme is 500,000 Japanese yen per project for a maximum duration of two years (minimum one year).

Target Countries
The target countries in the Asia-Pacific region include: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

Eligibility Criteria
An applicant must:
be a national of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region;
be a researcher/scientist, who works full-time or is enrolled in a doctoral course, conducting research at a research institution or relevant organisation in one of the target countries;
have sufficient experience and skills in conducting and managing the proposed research;
be able to communicate in English;
not have another application to the NEF; AND
not have another on-going research or publication project funded by the NEF at the time of application submission.
A proposed research project must:
be a scientific research contributing to the NATURE CONSERVATION of the country where the applicant currently works or studies;
put its main focus on LIVING ORGANISMS;
be carried out in the country where the applicant currently works or studies;
involve fieldwork for collecting data;
be applicant’s own research work (team projects are ineligible.);
achieve its objective(s) and submit reports within a scheduled project period of not less than one year and not more than two years; AND
be exclusively funded by the NEF Research Grant Programme, or co-funded with the applicant’s institution.
Obligations of Grant Recipient
If granted, recipients should:

conduct the approved research projects in accordance with ethical standards as a responsible scientist;
submit a progress report , with photographs taken and a detailed financial report, one year after its implementation of the approved research; and
submit a final report , with photographs taken and a detailed financial report, upon completion of the approved research.
For more information, visit http://www.nagaofoundation.or.jp/e/research/research.html

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