Cultivating leaders of tomorrow in countries worldwide
Mission & Philosophy
The goals of the Sylff Program and the leadership qualities it seeks to nurture
Message from the Chairman
Promoting peaceful and socially inclusive development
Platform to bring all Sylff stakeholders closer together
Major milestones since the program's inception in 1987
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Research Grant (SRG)
Up to US$5,000 to support doctoral and post-doc fellows’ academic research activities in their field of expertise.
Research Abroad (SRA)
Up to US$5,000 to support research in a foreign country for a doctoral dissertation.
Leadership Initiatives (SLI)
Up to US$10,000 for social action projects and conferences/workshops initiated by fellows.
Project Grant (SPG)
Large-scale grants for projects with potential for substantial social impact.
Opportunities for intercultural group learning and leadership enhancement.
Guidelines on program and endowment management
For institutions wishing to focus on program operations
Learn best practices and meet other Sylff administrators
University of the Western Cape
Althea Whitaker is a lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and received a Sylff fellowship from the University of the Western Cape in 2004.
To contact this fellow, email the Sylff Association at sylff[a]tkfd.or.jp (replace [a] with @).