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06/30/22 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Fellowships to USA and International master’s and doctoral students in eligible countries to further STEM studies in the United States. Fellows will receive funding as well as access to programming, resources, mentorships, and a network of professionals dedicated to advancing innovation and research for positive social impact. This program will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States.
On September 24, 2021, Quad partners Australia, India, Japan, and the United States announced the Quad Fellowship: a first-of-its-kind scholarship program designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative, will operate and administer the fellowship program in consultation with a non-governmental taskforce, comprised of academic, foreign policy, and private sector leaders from each Quad country.
The fellowship will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in the private, public, and academic sectors, in their own nations and among Quad countries. The program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Scholars of one another’s societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians.
The Fellowship program has three core elements:
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Each Quad Fellow will receive a one-time award of $50,000 which can be used for tuition, research, fees, books, room and board, and related academic expenses (e.g., registration fees, research-related travel). This award may be supplemented by other fellowships or grants. In addition, round-trip airfare to and from the United States is covered. All Quad Fellows are eligible to apply for separate demonstrated needs-based funding of up to $25,000 to cover costs related to completing graduate-level studies.
In addition to financial support, Quad Fellows will have access to a variety of programming opportunities, as outlined below:
Pre-program for Fellows Elect:
Beginning in October, Quad Fellows Elect will participate in organized virtual programming, including virtual learning sessions, guest speaker events, and receive advice on navigating the university application process followed by a “send off” event in respective Quad countries prior to beginning their time as Quad Fellows.
Core program for Fellows:
Beginning in August with a multi-day residential experience in Australia, India, or Japan, Quad Fellows will have access to virtual programming with the greatest minds in STEM, government, and society, a tailored mentorship program, and opportunities to participate in individual or small-group experiences or projects focused on Quad country priority focus areas.
Alumni programming for Senior Fellows:
As Senior Fellows, Quad Fellowship alumni will be part of a growing and global lifelong network of exceptional engineers, mathematicians, scientists, and technologists dedicated to advancing innovation and research for positive social impact.
The residential program will begin in August of 2023. Fellows will receive funding for their graduate studies beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.
The four Quad countries of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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