Dec 17, 2020
View video message from Sylff Association Chairman Yohei Sasakawa to all members of the Sylff community.
The year 2020 was one in which the world struggled to cope with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Sylff Association secretariat launched an initiative called “COVID-19 Relief for Sylff Fellows,” even as applications for regular support programs had to be suspended.
The relief initiative provided financial support to 328 currently enrolled Sylff fellows from 56 Sylff institutions, enabling them to continue their studies and research toward their degrees. In a show of unity, about 30 members of the sylff community donated a total of more than US$13,000 for this initiative.
Though overseas travel was restricted, we were able to meet fellows online through our first virtual Sylff fellows get-togethers in October and November and a meeting with Chinese Sylff institutions to recognize new fellows in December. Fellows have also been sharing their pandemic-related insights and activities through the “Voices from the Pandemic” section of the Sylff website. We invite you to contribute your “Voice” as well. Please send us your article to sylff[a]tkfd.or.jp ([a] must be replaced by @.)
We will continue to do our utmost to support Sylff fellows during these challenging times. Please visit the Sylff website for announcements of new initiatives and programs.
We wish you all a healthy and safe 2021
COVID-19 Relief for Sylff fellows
Thank You for Your COVID-19 Relief Donations (November 16)
Start of COVID-19 Relief (July 17)
The status of Support Programs through March 31, 2021
Support Programs and COVID-19 (April 6)
Before the outbreak of COVID-19
SRA Awardees for Fiscal 2019, Second Round (February 20)
Sharing COVID Experiences through Virtual Meetings (November 26)
Voices from the Sylff Community