KWEF Overseas Research Grant Program 2019 to support Water-related Environmental Science and Technology in Asia

Deadline: 24 April 2019

The Kurita Water and Environment Foundation(KWEF) is seeking applications for ASIAN countries for Research Grant 2019 to support scientists who are conducting research in their own countries with the focal research area is water-related Environmental Science and Technology.

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Research Area

  • Research subjects related to water environment in the applicant’s of Asian Countries 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.


  • KARG is intended to support academic research.
  • Research programs aimed primarily at generating business profit will not be adopted.
  • Scientists who are conducting research in Japan should apply the domestic research grants in Japan instead of this overseas research program.

Grant Information

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  • The Maximum amount of grant is 400,000 yen per an adopted research.
  • The grant period will be one year, From October 1st, 2019 to September 30th, 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

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.
  • A Japanese professor who can submit a letter of recommendation is necessary.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants must download the application form in English or Japanese through the given website.

For more information, please visit

  • Avatar Aarti Subedi says:

    Asian is not a nationality!

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Aarti Subedi,

      In the given opportunity, Asian Nationality means the people residing in the countries of Asian continent are eligible to apply except Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan.

      To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Clara says:

    I am from India, do i require a letter of recommendation from a Japanese scientist?? i am confused.

  • Avatar Clara says:

    I am from India. Do i need a recommendation from a Japanese scientist?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Clara,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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