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About SYLFF/ SYLFF Application

The Sasakawa Young Leaders Foundation Fellowship (SYLFF) is designed to provide full financial support to outstanding Ph.D. students admitted to candidacy with a research concentration in international affairs and/or world peace. The SYLFF fellowship is a competitive, merit-based award and is offered upon the recommendation by the SYLFF Advisory Committee at Howard University. 

Eligibility:   Candidates must be advanced to Ph.D. candidacy with research and career interest in international affairs and/or world peace. Students must be enrolled full-time with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Domestic and International students are eligible for this award.  

Terms:        Full tuition and fees and a stipend of $15,000 for one academic year, renewable for no more than two years. The fellowship also includes a research award of up to $2,000 over the two- year period ($500 of the research award may be used for educational supplies, and $1,500 for dissertation research related travel expenses). 

Application:  One (1) copy of the materials listed below must be submitted to your Department Chair by Monday, February 8, 2016.

  • Sasakawa Fellowship Application Form

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Current transcript

  • Approved Candidacy Form

  • Approved Dissertation proposal (5-10 pages)

  • Statement addressing the candidate’s research and career interests in international affairs and/or world peace (up to 3 pages)

  • 3 letters of recommendation from: dissertation advisor, department chair and a faculty member at Howard University in the candidate's research area

Department Chair must endorse the application and submit the application packet to the SYLFF office, Room 103, Graduate School, Annex III, by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016. Late applications will not be considered.

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