Nagao National Environment Foundation Research Grant Programme
| Study destination
Doctoral Degree (PhD),
| Applying deadline
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| Eligible nationalities
- International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)
The Research Grant Programme financially supports 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/teams; to enhance their skills, knowledge, and experience through their own research work.
The maximum grant size in this programme is 500,000 Japanese yen per project for a maximum duration of two years.
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
- 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
- not have another on-going research or publication project funded by the NEF at the time of application submission.
And 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 one to two years as scheduled
- be exclusively funded by the NEF Research Grant Programme, or co-funded with the applicant's institution.
- 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.
- 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 (e.g., personal computer, computer software/accessory, analytical equipment, microscope, projector, printer, GPS, digital camera, vehicle, motorbike) Exceptions 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
All documents (a completed application form and a recommendation letter) should be submitted to the NEF Secretariat by e-mail.
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
- submit a final report , with photographs taken and a detailed financial report, upon completion of the approved research.