The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation is seeking applicants for its Research Grant Programme to support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of 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.
- The maximum grant size in this programme is 500,000 Japanese yen per project for a maximum duration of two years (minimum one year).
- expendables necessary for field survey and analysis (e.g., sampling gear, reagent, etc.);
- local travel expenses for field trip (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.
Target Countries and Regions
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.
- 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;
- 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.
For more information, visit http://www.nagaofoundation.or.jp/e/research/research.html