History

Since its inception in 1987, Sylff program has grown enormously in terms of its international network and the variety and number of talented fellows.

Chronology

Year Events
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
  • Sylff Administrators Meeting convened at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan)
  • Sylff Chamber Music Seminar convened at the Juilliard School (USA)
2009
2008
  • Sylff Prizes awarded to Rigobert Minani-Bihuzo in Tokyo
  • Sylff Chamber Music Seminar convened at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Austria)
  • Sylff website launched
2007
2006
  • Sylff Chamber Music Seminar convened at The Juilliard School (USA)
  • Sylff network database launched
2005
2004
2003
  • Sylff endowment established at:
    University of Jordan (Jordan)
    Jadavpur University (India)
    Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
  • Sylff North/South America Regional Forum convened at the University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • Sylff Africa/Europe Regional Forum convened at American University in Cairo (Egypt)
  • Sylff Asia/Pacific Regional Forum convened at Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Provisional Sylff Fellows Council (PSFC) established (-2008)
  • Sylff Network Program (SNP) launched (-2008)
2002
2001
2000
1999
  • Sylff endowment established at Vietnam National University (Vietnam)
  • Foundation name changed from GFRS to the Tokyo Foundation
  • Scholarship Division’s International Advisory Committee (IAC) established
1998
1997
  • Sylff administrators meeting convened in Vancouver, Canada, in conjunction with 49th annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Global Foundation for Research and Scholarship (GFRS) established
  • Administrative responsibilities of Sylff Program transferred from Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) to GFRS.
  • Sylff administrators meeting convened in Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with 1997 annual conference of European Association for International Education (EAIE)
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987

to page top