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The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Foundation Fellowship
Funded by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Foundation Fund; established by an endowment of $1 million awarded to Howard University. The SYLFF program 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 for the duration of two academic years, as long as the recipient meets eligibility requirements. Each year of eligibility, Sasakawa fellows receive full remission of tuition and student fees as well as a $25,000.00 stipend. For the duration of the two academic years, Sasakawa fellows receive an allowance of up to $1,500.00 for travel and $500.00 for books.
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 $25,000 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).
One (1) copy of the materials listed below must be submitted to your Department Chair by the 2nd Monday in February annually.
- Sasakawa Fellowship Application Form (PDF)
- 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 200, Graduate School, Annex III, by 5 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday in February annually. Late applications will not be considered.
Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020 (Deadline for applicants to submit the application to the department chair)
Deadline: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (Deadline for department chairs to submit application packet to the SYLFF office)
Funding Type: Fellowship
Related Degrees: Ph.D.
Related Programs: International Studies