Kurita-AIT Research Grant 2017

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 2017 is water-related Environmental Science and Technology.


Target countries in 2017

Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam


2017 Research Period

From September 1st, 2017 – August 31st, 2018


Obligations of the Recipients of research grants


(1) 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, 2018.

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: example of the appropriate format for the indication in the acknowledgement is as follows:

          This work was supported by 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) provided as annex.



b ) Financial Report

The researcher must submit an expense report, by November, 2018.

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.



Member 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


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


Prof. Yoshimasa Watanabe, Representative of KWEF


Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, Representative of AIT



Member 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)


Assoc.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

Due Dates

Open for application: April 1st-May 15th, 2017 (Indonesia and                                                                                                                                                                          Vietnam)

                                            April 1st-May 31st, 2017 (Thailand)


Pre-screening in each country: by the international selection committee meeting

The international selection committee meeting: June 16th, 2017

Final Approval by the KWEF Board: July 7th, 2017

Result notification: by the end of July, 2017

Award ceremony: August 17th, 2017 (Hanoi, Vietnam)