Overseas Research Grant Program

Kurita Research Grant Program 2024

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) supports scientists of Asian nationality who are conducting research in their own countries. The focal research area is water-related Environmental Science and Technology.

Notes :
*KWEF 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.

1. Research Subjects Supported

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.

2. Research Period for 2024

From October 1st, 2024 to September 30th, 2025

3. Amount of grant

Maximum amount is 400,000 Japanese yen per an adopted research.


*KWEF does not provide the grant money directly to the grantee. KWEF will transfer the grant in Japan Yen or US dollars to a bank account of the institute which the grantee belongs to. The institute must provide the bank account information available to receive either currency from Japan, manage the grant money and submit the expense report to KWEF.
*The grant money should be used for the direct expenses of the research program, such as the purchase of equipment and reagent, outsourcing analysis costs, travel costs associated with fieldwork. If necessary, an appropriate charge for the institute overhead expenses can be taken from the grant money.
*Our Foundation does not notify each applicant the reason for adoption or rejection based on the agreement of the selection committee.

To application procedure page:

Click here for applicants in Thailand

Click here for applicants in Indonesia

Click here for applicants in Vietnam

Click here for applicants in Malaysia

Click here for applicants in other Asian countries

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF)
10-1,Nakano4-chome, Nakano-ku,Tokyo
164-0001 Japan

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Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF)

JAPAN 164-0001