Overseas Research Grant Program

For Applicants in Vietnam, 2022 (Applicaiton closed)

1. Criteria for Applicants who can apply

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) supports scientists of Asian nationality who are conducting research in their own countries with following criteria.
1) The applicant must reside in Vietnam.
2) The applicant must conduct research at university, college, or associated institute in Vietnam (except private sectors).
3) The applicant shall be young academician, young researchers, or Master or PhD candidates under 40 years of age. For Master or PhD candidates, an approval from Supervisor is required.

2. Application period

From April 1st, 2022 to May 13th, 2022 (12:00(noon) Japan Standard Time)

3. Selection

Proposals from applicants will be evaluated by the Vietnam national selection committee where Prof. Nguyen Viet-Anh, National University of Civil Engineering is the chairperson. After reviewed by the KWEF selection committee the adoption proposal will be approved by the KWEF Board of Directors.
The President of KWEF will inform of the board's decision to adopted applicants by the end of August by letter.
The name of the adopted applicant, the name of his or her institution and the title of the research program will be posted on KWEF website in September.

4. Obligations of the Grant Recipients

1) Submission of reports
a. Research report
Grant recipients must submit a summary report in English on the results of their research to the President of KWEF by October 31st, 2023. This report must consist of two or three pages (A4 size) description of the results obtained to date.
Summarize the results obtained from our research grant concisely within three pages using the format specified by KWEF. Do not just copy and paste from other reports such as published papers. Do not make a big file with supplementary materials, published papers.
b. Expense Report
Grant recipients must also submit an expense report issued by his or her institution in English to the President of KWEF by October 31st, 2023. This report should consist of an itemized list of expenses paid with the grant money and those receipts.These must be sent in separate files from research report.
c. Research paper published
Copies of research paper using our grant should be sent to the KWEF. An acknowledgment of grant support such as: “This research was supported in full or in part with Kurita Asia Research Grant (grant number) provided by Kurita Water and Environment Foundation.” should be included.
2) Participation in events
Grant recipients shall attend an awarding ceremony and opportunities for presenting research activities/outcomes which are under planning. Details will be notified separately

5. Important Notices

1) Handling of information on adopted research
a. KWEF will publish the name of the grant recipient, institution and research theme on KWEF website.
b. KWEF will send the research report submitted to person who requests unless the grant recipient does not agree to disclose.
2) Changes and discontinuation of adopted research
When grant recipients try to change adopted research program significantly, they must submit a following report to the President of KWEF in advance and get his approval.
a. When grant recipients try to change the research content.
  Contents to be changed, reason, expenditure plan
b. When grant recipients try to discontinue the research adopted.
3) Revocation, refund of research grant
For following cases KWEF will withdraw the adoption of a grant, and/ or request a refund of the grant money.
a. When a grant recipient discontinued the research program adopted.
b. When a grant recipient changed the adopted research program significantly without getting an approval from the President of KWEF by submitting a report in advance.
c. When a grant recipient does not fulfill his or her obligation as a grantee such as submission of the research report and the expense report properly.
d. When the grant money remains at the end of the research period (September 30th, 2023).

Applicants who meet and accept all above conditions;
Download the Application Form from the bottom of this page, complete it and send it by to KWEF secretariat E-mail (← click here for E-mail address.) in Excel format.
 * Do not send the application form to the chairperson of the selection committee.
* If E-mail does not open, please contact us
 * If you do not receive a reply e-mail, please check your spam mailbox or make an inquiry.

  Application period for Vietnam: From April 1st, 2022 to May 13th ,2022 (12:00 (noon) Japan standard time)
* Application have to be done by an applicant himself/herself.
* Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
* Applications submitted before or after the application period will not be accepted.
* Applications once submitted cannot be replaced.
* When your application form arrives to KWEF, we wil send you a reply mail.
* We will be closed from April 29 to May 8 ,2022 due to the national holidays.

(Applicaiton closed)

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Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF)

JAPAN 164-0001