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 Abroad (SRA)
Up to US$5,000 to support research in a foreign country for a doctoral dissertation.
Stipends for recent doctoral recipients seeking a career in academia/public policy.
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.
Local Association Networking Support (LANS)
Support for activities organized by local Sylff associations.
Guidelines on program and endowment management
For institutions wishing to focus on program operations
Learn best practices and meet other Sylff administrators
University of Oregon
Received fellowship: Portland State University (PhD), 2015
FR: Portland State University (USA)
TO: Center for Higher Level Research in Social Anthropology (Mexico)
Current affiliation: University of Oklahoma, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
To contact this fellow, email the Sylff Association at sylff[a]tkfd.or.jp (replace [a] with @).