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SYLFF Doctoral Fellowship

The objective of these awards is to support doctoral dissertation research on topics combining international and business perspectives. The fellowships are provided through an endowment from the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) of the Tokyo Foundation. They will be made only to doctoral students:

  1. who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin)
  2. who have been admitted to candidacy, and
  3. whose approved dissertation research addresses, wholly or in significant part, the objective described above.

Complete the SYLFF Doctoral Fellowship Application Form and ask your graduate adviser to submit nominations to CIBER in the McCombs School. Applications will be reviewed by the UT-Austin SYLFF Steering Committee, with input from McCombs School Doctoral Advisory Committee.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at UT-Austin and admitted to candidacy. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research that combines international and business perspectives, a strong personal statement, and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s doctoral advisor.

Application Deadline: Extended to February 20, for the following academic year
Stipend: $10,000 Generally, four such awards are available annually.

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
McCombs School of Business
CBA 3.252
(512) 471-1829
More Information:
Deirdre Mendez, CIBER Director