The Quad fellowship programme was launched at the Quad summit today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and newly elected Australian PM Antony Albanese participated in the launch of the Quad fellowship programme.
In a brief statement issued by the White House earlier, the Quad fellowship was described as a fellowship that would empower exceptional STEM graduate students to advance research and innovation throughout their careers with a lens of positive social impact.
The statement added that Quad fellowship does so by providing scholarships, immersive and inspiring events at the nexus of STEM and society, mentorship and career-advancing programming, and cross-cultural exchange opportunities.
Slated to sponsor US, Indian, Australian and Japanese students to study in the US for graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, the applications for Quad fellowship programme will remain open till June 30. Meanwhile, the first batch of Quad fellows will begin their course in Autumn 2023.
To apply, the applicants must be atleast 18 years of age at the time of submission, be citizens of US, Australia, Japan or India, have a bachelors degree or equivalent in a STEM field by August 2023, must have superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level. Masters or PHD can apply if they are enrolled in a qualified academic program during their time as a fellow (August 2023-May 2024).