University of California, San Diego


University of California, San Diego
The School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), 9500 Gilman Drive 0519 La Jolla, CA 92093-0519 USA

Telephone: +1-858-534-2660

Local Name of Sylff Program

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) program

Program Description

The objective of the Program is to award fellowships to support the education of outstanding students enrolled at the Graduate School of Global Policy and Strategy. Today’s successful professionals operate in a global context and need a strong understanding of how management, public policy, and international interactions shape strategic decision-making. GPS has an innovative curriculum that blends the best of 3 professional school traditions—international relations, public policy, and management. Courses offered are designed to foster this understanding. The Program takes a minimum of 2 years to complete. GPS is international recognized for its excellence, and it attracts students of the highest caliber from a wide range of backgrounds from every region of the Pacific and beyond. GPS has trained more than 1,500 men and women who have assumed positions of leadership in business, government, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world.

*For details and updates, please refer to the Sylff institution's website listed above.

Year Endowed


Steering Committee

Prof. Ulrike Schaede

Contact Person
Ms. Sonja Steinbrech
Director of Degree Program Enrollment

Ms. Grace D. Osborne
Interim Director, Global Leadership Institute