TRF has initiated a RGJ-Ph.D. funding scheme for professional development for governmental institutions in Thailand. This programme aims to develop highly qualified researchers and increase the research competitiveness for the country. This programme allows the institutions to identify their research problems, specifically related to their current projects. Participating institutions include the Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI), National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NASTDA), National Vaccine Institute (NVI), Defence Technology Institute (Public Organization), Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization)(GISTDA) and Department of Agriculture.