KWEF’s 2019 Research Grant Program for Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia

Applications are open for Kurita Water and Environmental Foundation for its Research Grant Program 2019 to support scientists of Asian nationality who are conducting research in their own countries. The focal research area is water-related Environmental Science and Technology.

Research Area

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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 supports scientists of Asian nationality who are conducting research in the countries with following criteria:

  • The applicant must residence of Indonesia, Thailand,  Vietnam, Malaysia these countries.
  • The applicant must conduct research at university, college, or associated institute in Malaysia (except private sectors) and should be master’s degree candidate or higher.
  • The applicant should be under 40 years of age or fresh graduate not more than 3 years after the graduation of PhD program or master program.

How to Apply

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

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