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NEF Research Grant Programme for Asia-Pacific Region, 2017

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NEF Research Grant Programme for Asia-Pacific Region.

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation is rewarding hardwork and commitment with the N E F research grant programme for applicants of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region. The maximum grant size in this programme is 500,000 Japanese yen per project for a maximum duration of two year. Research Grant are grants are available for researcher/scientist, who works full-time or is enrolled in a doctoral course, conducting research at a research institution or relevant organization in his/her home country. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Research project must be carried out in the applicant’s country.

Level: The NEF Research Grant Programme supports academic and scientific research.

Field(s): The NEF supports research and publication projects concerning nature conservation in developing countries, mainly in the Asia- Pacific region.

Funded By: Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): NEF Research Grant Programme is targeted for National of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region can apply for this research grant programme.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No:  not specified

Scholarship Duration: Grants are available for the duration of two years.

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

-expendables necessary for field survey and analysis (e.g., sampling gear, regent, 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.

Description

‣ The NEF 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.

Eligibility

To be considered for NEF Research Grant Programme , 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 organization in his/her home country (those who work and/or study abroad are ineligible.);

‣ 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.

Selection Criteria 

The following factors will be considered during the selection process:

  • relevance and importance to nature conservation;
  • originality and quality of proposed research;
  • feasibility of the research design/plan and schedule;
  • reasonableness of the budget;
  • applicant’s past achievements/experience in related research; and
  • recommender’s statement on the applicant and application.

Entrance Requirements: 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 countries listed on Target Countries and Regions.

Language Requirements: In order to be eligible applicants must be able to communicate in English.

Notification:

‣ Evaluation result will be announced by two to three months after each deadline.

Scholarship Application Method 

What to submit

‣ Applicants are required to submit: a completed application form and a recommendation letter. Instructions and application form are available at Forms & Guidelines.

Where to submit

All documents (a completed application form and a recommendation letter) should be submitted to the NEF Secretariat by e-mail (secretariat@nagaofoundation.or.jp) in MS Word or PDF or by fax (+81-3-6659-2272).

If e-mail access or fax is unavailable, hard copies can be mailed to:

NEF Secretariat
Nagao Natural Environment Foundation
3-3-7 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku
Tokyo 130-0022 Japan

Research Grant Programme

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date : Application deadlines for this year are twice a year: 17 April 2017 and 16 October 2017. All the documents must reach the NEF Secretariat before/by the deadline date for either April or October. Delayed submission of any required document will not be accepted.

‣ Applicants are required to submit the following items. Instructions for application preparation and application form are available at the website

  • a completed application form; and a recommendation letter.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about NEF Research Grant Programme

Deadline: 17 April 2017 and 16 October 2017.

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