The leaders of India, Japan, Australia and the US launched the Quad Fellowship in Tokyo in which 100 students from member countries will be sponsored to study the US graduate degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
This fellowship is said to act as a bridge which will connect the four nations and empower them to grow so that they can resolve many Indo-Pacific challenges and others around the globe. This application is open until June 30 and the first class of Quad Fellows will arrive in autumn 2023 on campus.
This program will bring together exceptional Australian, American, Japanese and Indian masters and Doctoral students in STEM to study in the US and will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation in their own nation and among Quad countries.
Candidates with 18 years of age at the time of application and legal citizens or permanent residents of Australia, India, Japan and the US are eligible to apply. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a STEM field by August 2023 and must have demonstrated a record of superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level.
Applicants who are currently enrolled in Master’s or PhD programs may apply if they are enrolled in a qualified academic program during the period of August 2023 to May 2024.
Each fellow will be receiving a one-time award of $50000 for tuition, books, research, fees and other related academic expenses. Also, Quad fellows are eligible to apply for separate demonstrated needs-based funding of up to $25000 to cover costs related to completing graduate-level studies.
Upon selection, Fellows will have access to a variety of virtual resources and programming designed to build connections to navigate the graduate admission process.
Fellows will have the opportunity to take part in a residential experience followed by virtual programming opportunities designed to deepen the understanding between STEM and society during the academic session.
Students will have access to resources that support a lifelong network across cohorts and the Quad countries upon graduation from the Quad Fellowship program.