Research Abroad at UC San Diego, Sylff Application

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Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-11-20 08:41
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University of Nairobi

The School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) at University of California San Diego (formerly known as School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS)) has been a Sylff-endowed program for over 20 years. The Global Leadership Institute (GLI) <> in GPS attracts researchers and students from around the globe who benefit from a supportive educational environment as they work towards their educational and professional goals.

Since 2006 GLI has hosted 25 Sylff researchers representing ten different countries through the Fellows' Mobility Program (FMP) and the Sylff Research Abroad (SRA) program, which currently supports Sylff Fellows to conduct academic research related to their degree dissertations at other institutions abroad. Research activities such as data collection, interviews, fieldwork, and consultations with professors of the receiving institution can be implemented under this program.

The Tokyo Foundation receives applications two times per year and provides a maximum of $5,000.00 USD per successful applicant. The Sylff Office welcomes applications from Fellows who want to conduct in-depth research to enhance their degree dissertation.  The award may be used to cover expenses such as international travel, tuition, visa fees, local transportation, insurance, living expenses, and research materials. Sylff Research Abroad Fellows receive 50% off our regular GLI tuition (one academic quarter of approximately three months is $4,150.00 which can be prorated for shorter stays.

January 9, 2018 is the next application deadline.  This is a link to the SRA call for applications <>. Sylff will announce their selection outcomes by February 5, 2018 with disbursement of the awards on March 29, 2018.  Available GLI start dates thereafter include March 29, 2018 for the spring quarter, September 26, 2018 for the fall quarter, and January 4, 2019 for the winter quarter. If you have any questions regarding the application or awards process please make sure to contact the Tokyo Foundation Sylff office <> directly. If you are an awardee and are ready to start the application and enrollment process at GLI or have more questions regarding our program, please contact me at


Please allow me to share a little information about Global Leadership Institute. Since 1989, we have provided an infrastructure for individuals seeking non-degree research and study. As a major research university, UC San Diego offers over 80 disciplines which researchers can access. As an

SRA Fellow, GLI facilitates meetings with UC San Diego professors who have advanced knowledge in a student's area of interest. SRA Fellows are given the opportunity to:

* "Audit" one course per quarter with the permission of the professor

* Consult with internationally renowned experts in a student's academic discipline

* Access multiple University departments

* Attend lectures and special events including professional seminars and presentations

* Utilize UC San Diego's world-class libraries and resources

* Obtain a University ID and UC San Diego email account

* Participate in all GLI activities and social events on and off-campus


We look forward to welcoming students from University of Nairobi to our campus. Please feel free to contact the person below if you have any questions.

Rebecca Whitham - Program Coordinator, Global Leadership Institute

School of Global Policy and Strategy

University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive #0519

La Jolla, CA 92093-0519

Tel:  +1-858-822-4398 | Fax:  +1-858-534-3939

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2018-01-13 08:41
Contact Person: 

Director, Graduate School