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
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 original and five copies of the materials listed below must be submitted to your department chair by Friday, February 8, 2013. All inquiries are to be addressed to Dr. Mika Kato, Room 317(B), Graduate School, Annex III, 202-806-7887 or email@example.com.
Sasakawa Fellowship Application Form
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)
letters of recommendation from faculty members at
Howard in the candidate's research area
Department Chair must endorse the application and submit
the application packet to the SYLFF office, Room 317(B),
Graduate School, Annex III, by Friday, February 15, 2013.