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May 26, 2022

University Grants Commission (UGC) India invites Applications for QUAD Fellowships.


Quad Fellowship


QUAD Fellowships, India, USA, Japan, Australia


QUAD Fellowships, India, USA, Japan, Australia


Photo: Prime Minister Modi interacting with the Indian community in Tokyo, Japan, on May 23, 2022. Mr. Modi was in Tokyo to attend the QUAD summit.


New Delhi, May 25, 2022, — University Grants Commission (UGC) India has invited Applications for QUAD Fellowships.

“Applications are invited for the Quad fellowship - a first-of-its-kind scholarship program that brings together up to 25 engineers, mathematicians, scientists, and technologists from each of the four Quad countries (Australia, India, Japan, and the United States) to advance innovation and research by pursuing their graduate degrees in the United States,” the UGC notice said.

“The Quad Fellowship, a new graduate-level fellowship designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists, is recruiting its first cohort this year,” the announcement stated. The UGC notice further explained that this program would 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.

UGC also clarified that “there will be no financial liability on the part of UGC for this fellowship program.”

Earlier, Schmidt Futures had announced from New York that applications are open for the Quad Fellowship — a first-of-its-kind scholarship supporting master’s and doctoral students in STEM. The program would spur scientific and technological innovation while building global ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists.

The Quad Fellowship is a joint initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. It is the flagship educational exchange program of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Operated and administered by Schmidt Futures, the Fellowship will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States beginning in August 2023.

“We will see more technological change in the next ten years than in the last fifty,” said U.S. President Joe Biden. “We want the next generation of scientists and technologists who will build the future to come from our Quad countries. So together, we’re launching the new scholarship program to support STEM students in each of our countries and strengthen the collaboration among our people. It’s called the Quad Fellowship.”

The Fellowship will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in their nations’ private, public, and academic sectors and Quad countries. Over 18 months of programming, Quad Fellows will receive academic support and have the opportunity to learn from leading scientists, technologists, politicians, and more from the Quad nations. Just as crucial, the program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Fellows of one another’s societies and cultures through robust community programming and cultural immersion experiences.

“We were honored to accept the invitation to lead and administer the Quad Fellowship,” said Eric Braverman, CEO of Schmidt Futures. “It is a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt that bets early on exceptional people making the world better. We believe that identifying and connecting talent through interdisciplinary STEM programs like this one is crucial to advancing world-changing innovation and solving our greatest challenges.”

“At the heart of the future, we see science and technology, engineering and math, because they have always been at the forefront of advancing progress and answering a human need,” said Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “It’s a fellowship that will create new connections and helps identify solutions to some of the most pressing challenges we face across our region and the world.”

“The most important driving force in the world will be the technology for the service and the use of humanity,” said India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. “Our Quad will play the role of a force for global good, and our cooperation under Quad will ensure prosperity and peace in the Indo-Pacific and the world.”

“I have great expectations that participants will become a “bridge” connecting the four countries and will be the driving force for growth, helping to resolve issues arising in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

All Quad Fellows will receive access to the following benefits and participate in the following programs upon selection:

An International Advisory Board composed of leaders from academia, government, business, and civil society will guide Quad Fellowship selection, programming, and immersion experiences. Members include

Quad Fellowships would announce additional members of the International Advisory Board later.

Many leading corporate sponsors support the Quad Fellowship. Founding sponsors include Accenture, Blackstone, Boeing, Google, Mastercard, and Western Digital.

For Details on the Quad Fellowship, Visit: Quad Fellowship Website

Source: UGC, QUAD, Schmidt Futures

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