Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grant Programme’ to support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: 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.

Examples of the research fields SUPPORTED in the past:
 Ecology, taxonomy, distribution, and current status of wildlife;
 Biodiversity (e.g., species diversity, genetic diversity, ecosystem diversity);
 Wild flora and fauna;
 Gathering information on threatened species and for recovery of ecosystem;
 Relationships between nature and humans (e.g., mutual interference, sustainable use of natural resources);
 Economic valuation of natural environment; etc.

Examples of the projects DECLINED in the past:
 Project lacking the viewpoint of nature conservation;
 Project aiming to develop agricultural, forestry, and/or fisheries industries;
 Project focusing on pollution problems;
 Project focusing on conducting public awareness activities;
 Project to be discussed and concluded only from interview results and/or reference;
 Project unable to be handled by an individual researcher but by a large group of researchers; etc.

Donor Name: Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF)
Funding name: Research Grant Programme

Deadline: Application deadlines for this year are twice a year: 12th, April, 2019 and 14th, October, 2019.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The maximum grant size in this programme is 500,000 Japanese yen per project for a maximum duration of two year.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: Two years

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: An applicant must:
Be a national of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region (see 3. Target countries and regions below);
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 one to two years as scheduled; AND
Be exclusively funded by the NEF Research Grant Programme, or co-funded with the applicant’s institution.

Eligible Country: 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.

Submission mail: secretariat@nagaofoundation.or.jp

Other important link:
Guideline: Click to view and (Click to view)
Form (Proposal): Click to view
About: Click to view
FAQ: Click to view

How to apply: All documents (a completed application form and a recommendation letter) should be submitted to the NEF Secretariat by e-mail (secretariat@nagaofoundation.or.jp ).
Application form submitted to NEF will be checked for plagiarism, so please submit the file in MS WORD.
Applicants are required to submit i) a completed application form and ii) a recommendation letter.

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