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.
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.
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
Application: One (1) copy of
the materials listed below must be submitted
to your Department Chair by Monday, February
Fellowship Application Form
Dissertation proposal (5-10 pages)
addressing the candidate’s research
and career interests in international
affairs and/or world peace (up to 3
letters of recommendation from: dissertation advisor, department chair
and a faculty member at Howard University in the candidate's research
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.