The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting nature conservation in developing countries. Since its establishment, the Research Grant Scheme has supported researchers from research institutions mainly in the Asia-Pacific region.
In order to be eligible applicants must be able to communicate in English.
Course Level: The NEF Research Grant Programme supports academic and scientific research.
Study Subject: 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.
Scholarship Award: The maximum grant size in this programme is 500,000 Japanese yen per project for a maximum duration of two years.
NEF Research Grant Programme For Nationals Of Developing Countries Scholarship can be taken at:Research project must be carried out in the applicant’s country.
Eligibility for NEF Research Grant Programme For Nationals Of Developing Countries:
Applications are accepted from applicants who meet the following criteria:
-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 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 applicationsubmission.
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.
College Admission Requirement
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.
English language Requirements: In order to be eligible applicants must be able to communicate in English.
Supporting Material: Applicants are required to submit the following items. Instructions for applicationpreparation and application form are available at the website
-a completed application form; and a recommendation letter.
How to Apply for NEF Research Grant Programme For Nationals Of Developing Countries:
All documents (a completed application form and a recommendation letter) should be submitted to the NEF Secretariat by e-mail (secretariat-at-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 sent by post.
Application Deadline: Application deadlines are 18th April 2016 and 17th October 2016 which are twice a year.