Purpose of the Grant

Kurita-AIT Research Grant aims to promote human resource development through researches to solve water and/or environmental problems in South East Asia.

The focal research area in 2018 is water-related Environmental Science and Technology.

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

Target countries in 2018

Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam

2018 Research Period

From September 1st, 2018 – August 31st, 2019


・master degree candidate or higher

・researchers under 40 years of age OR fresh graduate not more than 3 years after the graduation of PhD program or master program

・must conduct research at universities, colleges, or research institutes

Application period

Applications are now closed for 2018.


* Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.
* Application forms submitted after the application period will not be accepted.

 Application Form

Please download here:   Application Form

Attach the application form and send to  BOTH the

respective contact points listed below as well as the Kurita-

AIT Research Grant secretariat.

Click here for Thailand

Click here for Indonesia

Click here for Vietnam

Selection and event dates

The International Selection Committee meeting on June 22nd ,  2018

Final Approval by the KWEF Board on July 13th, 2018

Notification of the Results by July 31st, 2018

Awarding Ceremony is scheduled on August 24th, 2018
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology(AIT), Thailand

Obligations of the Grant Recipients

Submission of a report

a ) Research Report
Recipients of research grants must submit a summary report in English on the results of their research to by November, 2019.

It must include the following descriptions.

1) Description on research activities undertaken

2) Key results obtained

3) Research output/outcome e.g. conference/journal paper publications, or other implication of research findings

Note: the appropriate format for the indication in the   acknowledgement is Kurita-AIT Research Grant

4) Other relevant information (if any)

 This research report shall be about 2-3 pages with other detailed description (if any, such as paper, manuscript) provided as annex.

 b ) Financial Report
The researcher must submit an expense report, by November, 2019.

The report (one page) needs to be submitted together with the research report showing how the research grant has been utilized.

*The research and financial report shall be submitted to the national selection committee along with cc to Kurita-AIT Research Grant secretariat after which they will be forwarded to KWEF-Japan.

Members of the International Selection committee

Prof. Chongrak Polprasert (Chairperson), Thammasat University, Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Chart Chiemchaisri (General Secretary), Kasetsart University, Thailand

Prof. Tjandra Setiadi, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Prof. Nguyen Viet-Anh, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam

Prof. Yoshimasa Watanabe, Representative of KWEF

Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, Representative of AIT

Members of the National Selection committees

Thailand (hosted by Kasetsart University)

Prof. Chongrak Polprasert(Chair), Thammasat University

Assoc.Prof. Chart Chiemchaisri (Secretary), Kasetsart University

Assoc.Prof. Suwasa Kantawanichkul, Chiangmai University

Assoc.Prof. Udomphon Puetpaiboon, Prince of Songkla University

Assoc.Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, Asian Institute of Technology

Assoc.Prof. Chawalit Rattanatamskul, Chulalongkorn University

Indonesia (hosted by Institut Teknologi Bandung)

Prof. Tjandra Setiadi(Chair), Institut Teknologi Bandung

Prof. Yulinah Trihadiningrum, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November

Prof. Setijo Bismo, Universitas Indonesia

Assoc. Prof. Agus Jatnika Effendi, Institut Teknologi Bandung

Vietnam (hosted by Hanoi University of Civil Engineering)

 Prof. Nguyen Viet-Anh (Chair), Hanoi University of Civil Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Khac Lieu, Hue University

Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Quang, Da Nang University of Technology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phuoc Dan, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thanh Hai, Ho Chi Minh City National University

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Cong, Can Tho University