Kurita Water and Environmental Foundation (KWEF) is a public interest incorporated foundation aiming at contribution to the development of new technology of water and environmental protection.

Since it was established in 1997, about 1100 grants were awarded out of total application of about 6,800 with total amount of the grants of about 669 m Japanese Yen.

The KWEF, in collaboration with Asian institute of Technology (AIT), has launched a new research grant program (Kurita-AIT Research Grant) for young researchers mainly in emerging countries in South East Asia.

Total grant amount in 2018 is about six million Japanese yen in total for ca. 20 projects (max 300,000 Japanese yen each).