NEF Publication Grant Programme

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF)

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Grant amount: Up to ¥500,000

Next deadline: Apr 17, 2020

Later deadlines: Oct 14, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Fiji; Indonesia Show all

Location of residency: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Fiji; Indonesia Show all

Location of citizenship: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Fiji; Indonesia Show all

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The NEF Publication Programme supports scientific publications which are derived from applicant’s own research work and will expand knowledge of nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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


  • 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 listed in 3. Target countries and regions below;
    • 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.
  • Eligible expenses
    • expendables necessary for field survey and analysis (e.g., sampling gear, reagent, etc.);
    • local travel expenses for fieldtrip (e.g., accommodation, food, transportation, etc.);
    • reference materials (e.g., article, book, etc.);
    • limited wages and labour costs necessary for proposed research; and
    • other expenses only when the NEF Secretariat approved.


  • Ineligible expenses
    • salaries and tuition paid to applicants, assistants, and other people to be involved in research;
    • renovation and installation of institution’s facilities (e.g., rearing, cultivation facilities);
    • equipment available through applicant’s institution and with high versatility (e.g., personal computer, computer software/accessory, analytical equipment, microscope, projector, printer, GPS, digital camera, vehicle, motorbike) Exception might be made only when the NEF Secretariat approve the importance of purchase of brand new equipment;
    • honoraria, consultation fees, and travel expenses paid to advisors and experts;
    • participation fees to attend national and international workshops, conferences, and trainings;
    • international travel expenses;
    • expenses necessary for disseminating research results/findings;
    • manuscript preparation and publication;
    • expenses for the past activities already done;
    • general administrative expenses and overheads; etc.