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 organization in his/her home country (those who work and/or study abroad are ineligible.);
have sufficient experience and skills in conducting and managing the proposed research;
be able to communicate clearly in written English;
have only a single application to the NEF; AND
not have an on-going research or publication project funded by the NEF at the time of application submission.
Proposed research project must:
be scientific research contributing to the nature conservation of the applicant’s country;
be carried out in the applicant’s country;
involve fieldwork for collecting data;
be applicant’s own research work (team projects are ineligible.);
achieve its objectives and submit reports within one to two years as scheduled; AND
be exclusively funded by the NEF Research Grant Programme, or co-funded with the applicant’s institution.
How to apply:
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.
Last date: 24-October-2014.
For more details, please visit: http://www.nagaofoundation.or.jp/e/research/research.html