Kurita Asia Research Grant (KARG)

    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.


*KARG is intended to support academic research.

*Research programs aimed primarily at generating business profit will not be adopted.

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 2019

   From October 1st, 2019 to September 30th, 2020

3. Amount of grant

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

Notes :

*See details of grant money rule in KWEF web-site: http://www.kwef.or.jp/orgp/orgp_info.html.

For Applicants in Vietnam

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.

    The applicant must reside in Vietnam.

   The applicant must conduct research at university, college, or associated institute in Vietnam (except private sectors) and should be master’s degree candidate or higher.

    The applicant should be under 40 years of age or fresh graduate not more than 3 years after the graduation of PhD program or master program.

2. Application period

3. Selection

    Proposals from applicants will be evaluated by the Vietnam National Selection Committee where Prof. Nguyen Viet-Anh, Hanoi 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 each applicant by the end of August by letter.

4. Obligations of the Grant Recipients

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, 2020. This report should consist of two or three pages (A4 size) description of the results obtained to date, along with any necessary supplementary materials.

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, 2020. This report should consist of an itemized list of expenses paid with the grant money and those receipts.

c. Acknowledgment: Grant recipients must include 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.” Copies of research paper published should be sent to the KWEF.

Participation in events

    Grant recipients shall attend an awarding ceremony and opportunities for presenting research activities/outcomes in Vietnam which are under planning. Details will be notified separately.

5. Important Notices

a. Handling of information on adopted research

    KWEF will publish the name of the grant recipient, institution and research theme on KWEF website.

   KWEF will send the research report submitted to person who requests unless the grant recipient does not agree to disclose.

b. 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 Foundation in advance and get his approval.

    When grant recipients try to change the research content. Contents to be changed, reason, expenditure plan.

    When grant recipients try to discontinue the research adopted. Reason.

c. 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.

     When a grant recipient discontinued the research program adopted.

    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.

    When a grant recipient does not fulfill his or her obligation as a grantee such as submission of the research report and the accounting report properly.

    When the grant money remains at the end of the research period (September 30th, 2020).

    Applicants who meet and accept all above conditions, download the Application Form from the

    Kurita Asia home page: kwef.or.jp/orgp/orgp_info.html, complete it and send E-mail in both Excel format (for data acquisition) and PDF format to kurita-sec@kwef.or.jp.


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