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
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University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Music and Art
After receiving a Sylff fellowship in 2005 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he studied orchestral conducting, chorus conducting, and piano, he was awarded the First Prize in the renowned Lovro von Matacic International Competition for Young Conductors in 2007. His career since has taken him to the most distinguished stages around the world. As a Sylff fellow, he has also participated in charity concerts with other fellows at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Besides his active performing schedule, Jimmy also devotes himself to music education, serving as artistic adviser to the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony and as tour leader and performer since 2011 of children’s opera productions of Kinderoper Papageno, seen by over 15,000 children in the German speaking world.
Jimmy’s official website: www.jimmychiang.com
To contact this fellow, email the Sylff Association at sylff[a]tkfd.or.jp (replace [a] with @).