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Message regarding COVID-19 for Support Program Participants and Potential Applicants

Support programs offered by the Sylff Association, aims to facilitate Sylff fellows’ academic advancement, leadership development and networking among one another. It consists of the following:

1. Sylff Research Grant (SRG)

1. Sylff Research Grant (SRG)

SRG awards various academic research activities in their implementation stages intended to produce outcomes that are either academically or socially oriented. Sylff fellows who are currently enrolled in a PhD program or are within 3 years after acquiring a PhD degree are eligible for an SRG award of up to US$5,000.

2. Sylff Research Abroad (SRA)

1. Sylff Research Abroad (SRA)

SRA awards support academic research related to their doctoral dissertation, conducted at a higher education institution, research institute, think tank, non-governmental organization, private firm, etc. in a foreign country. If you are currently enrolled in a PhD program, you are welcome to apply for the program anytime soon. If you are a master’s student, please consider for application when you have proceeded to PhD study. 

3. Sylff Leadership Initiatives (SLI)

3. Sylff Leadership Initiatives (SLI)

SLI is designed to support Sylff fellows wishing to undertake social action projects or to organize a forum, conference, seminar, or workshop addressing social issues. Projects involving one or more Sylff fellows are eligible for an SLI award of up to US$10,000. Participation of non-fellows under the initiatives of Sylff fellow(s) is welcomed. Please consider becoming an active member of the Sylff community by initiating an SLI project.

4. Sylff Project Grant (SPG)

4. Project Grant

The Sylff Project Grant is intended to support fellows who are actively and deeply committed to helping resolve issues confronting contemporary society. This grant supports innovative, pioneering social action projects led by Sylff fellows. While Sylff Leadership Initiatives (SLI) focus on contributions by individual fellows, the Sylff Project Grant is intended to support larger-scale, social-impact projects that can be sustained, enhanced and expanded over time. 

5. Sylff Leaders Workshop

5. Leaders Workshop

Sylff Leaders Workshop is designed to provide opportunities for intensive intercultural group learning and leadership enhancement based on the scenario planning approach. The workshop—intended for researchers and practitioners with substantial expertise and experience—was held in Tokyo during the best times of the year, with participants being invited to weeklong sessions in fall 2018 and spring 2019.

6. Local Association Networking Support (LANS)

6. Local Association Networking Support (LANS)

LANS is a new program intended to facilitate the organization of gatherings and other activities by groups of Sylff alumni, including local Sylff associations. Groups of five or more fellows/alumni from the same institution can apply to the Sylff Association for a maximum of US$5,000 per gathering to cover the long-distance transportation costs of participating fellows. 

7. COVID-19 Relief for Sylff Fellows 2021

COVID-19 Relief for Sylff Fellows 2021 offered financial support to current and recently graduated fellows facing difficulties in earning a degree or starting their careers due to the pandemic. The program provided a lump sum to cover living expenses for up to six months. 

8. Past Programs

Many activities proposed by Sylff fellows and supported by the Sylff Association have been held over the past several decades. These activities were oriented toward the Sylff mission of supporting leaders with the passion and ability to serve the common interests of humanity, transcending narrow national, religious, ethnic, and other differences to undertake socially constructive leadership initiatives and act in an inclusive manner, respecting diversity in cultures and values.

 

 

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