(NEF) Grants 2016 for International Researchers

Posted: March 29, 2017 in List of Scholarships, Researcher, Scholarship Lists

International Researchers from developing countries

2016 / 2017 Grants in Japan

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) Grants 2016

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting nature conservation in developing countries.The  Nagao Natural Environment Foundation Research Grants  provide financially support academic and scientific research that will depend knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of this institution is of increase research capacity of young researchers in that region. These grants are available only for individual researchers, but not for group to enhance their skills, knowledge, and experience through their own research work.

Field of Study / Subjects

The research grants are available for different fields under this program which are offered by the Nagao Natural Environment Foundation.

Other latest All Countries Funding Agencies are also offered for different Research and Projects all over the world.


 The duration of award for this research project is 02 Year.

Awards Description

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation awards provide many benefits for the researchers:

Eligible expenses:

  • Expendables necessary for field survey and analysis
  • Local travel expenses for fieldtrip
  • Reference materials e.g., article, books etc
  • Limited wages and labor costs necessary for proposed research
  • Other expenses only when the NEF Secretariat approved.
  • The maximum grant size in this research project is 500,000.

Ineligible expenses:

  • Salaries and tuition paid to applicants, assistant and other people to be involved in research;
  • Equipment and installation of institution’s facilities e.g., Personal computer, microscope, projector, printer, digital camera etc.
  • Consultation fees, and travel expenses paid to advisors and experts;
  • Participation fees to attend national and international workshop, conferences, and trainings;
  • International travel expenses;
  • General administrative expenses and overheads;

Eligible countries:

Asia-Pacific region countries are:

  • Bangladesh, Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • Kiribati
  • Lao PDR
  • Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar
  • Nauru, Nepal
  • Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines
  • Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka
  • Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu, Vietnam

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for this research project, applicants must fulfill some criteria:

  • Applicants must be a national developing country in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Applicants must be a researcher/scientist, who work full time in a doctoral course, conducting research at a research institution.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate in English;
  • A proposed research project must be carried out in the applicant’s country;
  • Applicants must be scientific research contributing to the nature conservation of the applicant’s country;
  • Applicants must involve fieldwork for collecting data;
  • Applicants must be applicant’s own research work.

How to Apply / Download Researcher Grants Form / Documents Required

Applicants, who want to apply for the research grant offered by Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF), should follow some steps:

  • Applicants are required to submit a completed application form.
  • A recommendation latter are required.
  • Instruction and application form are available there
  • http://www.nagaofoundation.or.jp/e/research/forms.html
  • All documents 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).
  • Contact us:
  • Nagao Natural Environment Foundation
  • 3-3-7 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0022 Japan
  • Phone: +81-3-6659-2070
  • Fax: +81-3-6659-2272
  • E-mail: secretariat @nagofoundation.or.jp

Last Date to Apply / Deadline:  18 Aprils, 17 October (annual)

Official Website: Visit official website:


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