KWEF Overseas Research Grant Program: Applicants in Other Asian Countries

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 27, 2021

Grant amount: Up to ¥400,000

Fields of work: Water Resource Management

Applicant type: Research Scientist, Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Brunei Darussalam Show all

Location of residency: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Brunei Darussalam Show all

Age restriction: No more than 40 years of age

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Overview:

About KWEF

The Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) is a nonprofit organization established on March 12,1997. Water is vital to human life and industry ,and the aim of the foundation is to contribute to the development of new methods of water conservation and environmental protection. Since its foundation in 1949, Kurita Water Industries Ltd. has contributed to the development of society and the protection of the environment primarily by processing water-from securing water resources to treating wastewater and other waste matter.

Separate from their own business interests, Kurita and its affiliates established the KWEF in 1997. The foundation's goal is to contribute to the development of society in the 21st century and help restore a clean environment.

Kurita Asia Research Grant (KARG)

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) supports scientists of Asian nationality who are conducting research in their own countries. The focal research area is water-related Environmental Science and Technology.

KARG is intended to support academic research.

Research Subjects Supported

Research subjects related to water environment in the applicant's country can be applied. Examples of appropriate research subjects are; water/wastewater treatment, water quality analysis, sustainability of water environment sanitation, water ecosystem, agricultural water use, industrial wastewater treatment.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Kurita Water and Environment Foundation(KWEF) supports scientists of Asian nationality who are conducting research in their own countries with following criteria
    • The applicant of Asian nationality (except Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan) resides in his or her own country.
    • The applicant must conduct research at university, college, or associated institute in his or her own country (except private sectors).
    • The applicant should be under 40 years of age.
    • Japanese professor who can submit a letter of recommendation is necessary.
  • The grant money should be used for the direct expenses of the research program, such as the purchase of equipment and reagent, outsourcing analysis costs, travel costs associated with fieldwork.
    • If necessary, an appropriate charge for the institute overhead expenses can be taken from the grant money.

Ineligibility:

  • Research programs aimed primarily at generating business profit will not be adopted.