The program aims to advance research and scholarship on the internationally growing field of Soka education. Soka (literally “value-creating”) is an education system comprised of 15 institutions ranging from kindergartens to universities in seven countries across Asia and the Americas. These Soka institutions are committed to fostering each student’s unique creative potential and cultivating an ethic of peace, social contribution, and global awareness. The fellowship supports doctoral degree candidates in the U.S. and Canada as they research different topics in education. The award is for $10,000 per year for 2 years.