Additional programs are now being developed based on the responses to a questionnaire survey conducted in November 2016. Some new ideas include the following:
Sylff Leaders Workshop
The Sylff Leaders Workshop is designed to provide opportunities for intensive intercultural group learning and leadership enhancement based on the scenario planning approach. The workshop—intended for researchers and practitioners with substantial expertise and experience—is scheduled to be held in Tokyo during the best times of the year, with participants being invited to weeklong sessions around April and November 2018. The workshop will be held on the theme of “The Power of Networks in International Society 2030” and address the following questions:
1: How can state actors respond to emerging, network-related opportunities and threats?
2: How can non-state actors facilitate the evolution of social networks?
Participants will be divided into two groups to examine the above questions, engaging in strategic thinking for state and non-state actors and creating future scenarios that are aligned with the workshop’s theme. Concrete policies and social implications will be also discussed. Details will be announced in September 2017. After the first program of 2018, the workshop will be held biennially.
Sylff Project Grant
The Sylff Project Grant is intended to support fellows who are actively and deeply committed to helping resolve issues confronting contemporary society. This grant supports innovative, pioneering social action projects led by Sylff fellows. While Sylff Leadership Initiatives (SLI) focus on contributions by individual fellows, the Sylff Project Grant is intended to support larger-scale, social-impact projects that can be sustained, enhanced and expanded over time. Details will be announced in September 2017.
Sylff Postdoctoral Fellowship
Those who recently earned doctoral degrees will be given an annual stipend to allow them to deepen and broaden their research and prepare for a career in academia or public policy.
Your continued input is important in enriching the support provided by the Sylff Association. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
* The above information is current as of April 2017 and may henceforth be revised.