30 June 2022 landmark
The QUAD partners, the United States, Japan, India, and Australia, have announced the Quad Fellowship. This fellowship is the first and unique scholarship designed to fester strong ties between the upcoming generation of technologists and scientists.
This fellowship program will serve as a sponsor for over a hundred Indian, Australian, Japanese, and American doctoral and master’s students in the fields of mathematics, engineering, technology, and science education in US colleges and universities.
The QUAD fellowship will help in curating a strong network of experts in technology and science who are committed to proffering collaboration and innovation in the academic, public, and private sectors in their QUAD countries and their own nations.
Benefits for students
The Quad Fellowship is a unique opportunity for students in STEM fields to gain content programming, networking opportunities, cross-cultural exchange, and financial benefits. The QUAD fellowship candidates are offered a personal, one-time award of 50,000 USD.
This award is meant to accelerate education in doctoral and master’s programs that the students want to undertake in the US. Fellows can also apply separately for need-based funding for around 25,000 USD that can support their education.
Who is eligible for the QUAD fellowship?
- Applicants need to be a minimum of 19 years old when they apply
- Applicants must be legal permanent residents or citizens of the United States, Japan, India, or Australia
- Hold a bachelor’s degree in the STEM field no later than August 2023
- Have a documented record of distinguished academic accomplishment in their undergraduate education
Students that meet the above requirements can apply for the QUAD Fellowship. The last date to send in applications is 30 June 2022. The residential program under the fellowship will start in August 2023, and students shall receive their stipends at the start of the next academic year of 2023-2024. The results of this fellowship will be declared in October.
How to apply for the QUAD fellowship?
The QUAD fellowship is open to candidates that are enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s program. They must be availing their education in an accredited college in one of the QUAD countries in STEM fields.
The candidate must hold an exceptional academic record. Students who are already enrolled in a PhD or a Master’s program are also eligible for this fellowship. However, they must enroll in their educational programs after getting the fellowship.
The application process for the QUAD fellowship includes:
- A properly filled application form that contains all the required fields and their information
- Background demographic information
- A minimum of three letters of recommendation that adhere to a common template
- A final interview for the shortlisted students will be conducted
About the QUAD partners
QUAD was founded in the year 2007, and it has four nations that are members. These members are Japan, Australia, India, and the USA. QUAD is commonly called the QSD or the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. The purpose of establishing QUAD was mainly to promote a free, prosperous, and open Indo-Pacific region.
Since the inception of the QUAD partnership, the representatives of member nations have been meeting periodically. QUAD Leaders’ Summit is held to help the member nations find ways to reinforce their ties and take action for the prosperity of the member nations.
The QUAD fellowship program is created to foster positive relationships between the next generation of technologists and scientists from member countries. In the QUAD fellowship program, students will receive a one-time stipend of 50,000 USD to fund academic expenses such as research, accommodation, books, tuition fees, and other related costs.
There is even special need-based funding under this program that offers additional 25,000 USD to help students in covering expenses related to graduate studies.