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Scholarship search | The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Postgraduate Scholarship

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Postgraduate Scholarship

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November 1 2020 to February 1 2021
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$31,000 | One year's duration | One award | International network

Postgraduate | Full-time

Scholarship search | The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Postgraduate Scholarship

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Postgraduate Scholarship

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) was established in December 1991 from an endowment of the Nippon Foundation to Massey University. Sylff is a global programme aimed at nurturing leaders who initiate action, overcome differences and address contemporary issues facing our world. Massey University is one of 69 Sylff institutions globally and The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowships offered by Massey are for New Zealand postgraduate research students studying at any of the country’s 8 universities. Please see the Sylff website for more information.

We're looking for a postgraduate research student who demonstrates leadership qualities and is researching the broad fields of Humanities, Social Sciences or interdisciplinary studies that incorporate Humanities and Social Sciences by focusing on complex, wicked problems (e.g. sustainability, poverty).

This is a postgraduate scholarship.

When choosing our recipient, we will consider your academic achievements and leadership qualities. We will also consider your proposed research topic.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled in or eligible to enrol in a research degree with a topic that incorporates Humanities and Social Sciences
  • be under the age of 35 at the time of application
  • be studying or intending to study at one of New Zealand's eight universities

Application checklist

Please include the following with your application:

  • a completed application form
  • evidence of your New Zealand residency or citizenship (passport or birth certificate)
  • copies of your complete transcripts for all tertiary qualifications
  • an Offer of Place or Confirmation of Enrolment from your university with your intended study details (programme, major, papers, start date)
  • an academic reference commenting on your academic ability
  • a character reference commenting on your leadership qualities, experience and future aspirations

View the regulations for more details

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