Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund [Sylff]

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund [Sylff] is a fellowship program initiated in 1987 to support students pursuing graduate studies in humanities and social sciences disciplines.

The Sylff program aims to identify and nurture leaders who will overcome differences such as nationality, language, ethnicity, religion, and political systems to tackle global issues, and whose high integrity and drive to address issues unique to their respective countries can make a real difference.

The University of the South Pacific was endowed in the year 1988 and has since provided scholarships to Post Graduate students in the social sciences and humanities as well as interdisciplinary subject areas such as Development Studies, Governance and Environmental and Marine studies. The Sylff scholarships are for Post Graduate students and are based on academic merit.

The Sylff Program is a collaborative initiative of The Nippon Foundation, the endowment donor, and The Tokyo Foundation, the program administrator. You may read more about the Sylff programme here.

The Sylff Awards are available in any social science and humanities discipline in the following two categories. The university will also consider funding interdisciplinary research and research in other disciplines which have significant implications for Pacific societies and cultures.

Check here for information on application calls and deadlines.

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2015 SYLFF Scholars Mr Melvin Chand and Mr Wame Tabilai with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Bythell