Deadline approaching for graduate student research fund

University of Oregon Graduate School is encouraging master's and doctoral students to apply for the Oregon Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff). The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29, 2016.

The stipend for Oregon Sylff fellows is up to $14,000 for doctoral students and up to $7,000 for master’s students during the academic year to assist with educational and research expenses. Up to eight fellowships are awarded each year to help subsidize research-related expenses and travel.

Fellowships are awarded to full-time degree seeking graduate students for one academic year of graduate work involving research and scholarly endeavors in programs and projects with an international dimension. The focus is on master’s and doctoral degree-seeking students at Portland State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon who have high potential for leadership in international affairs, in public life or private endeavor. Outstanding students in the social/behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, and directly-related professional fields (e.g., public policy, business, law, and communications) will be considered through nomination by their respective graduate department/program.

Students must apply online at

For over 20 years, Graduate Fellowships for International Research have been supported by an endowment to Portland State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon universities that established the Sylff. Similar endowments in 69 institutions or consortia in 44 countries have been established by the Nippon Foundation and are administered through the Tokyo Foundation. The goal of the Sylff Program is to nurture future leaders who will transcend geopolitical, religion, ethnic, and cultural boundaries in the world community for the peace and the well-being of humankind.  General information about Sylff programs is available at: