The programme will bring together exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian masters and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to study in the United States
25 students from each Quad country, including India, will be part of the Quad Fellowship – a first-of-its-kind scholarship programme which was announced on Friday to bring together the top minds of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States.
Beginning a new chapter of educational and people-to-people cooperation, the pilot fellowship programme will provide 100 graduate fellowships to leading STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduate students across the four countries.
"The students of today will be the leaders, innovators, and pioneers of tomorrow. To build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists, Quad partners are proud to announce the Quad Fellowship," leaders of the Quad grouping said in a joint statement.
Stewarded by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative, and with support from Accenture, Blackstone, Boeing, Google, Mastercard, and Western Digital, the programme will bring together exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian masters and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to study in the United States.
"Through the Quad Fellowship, our next generation of STEM talent will be prepared to lead the Quad and other like-minded partners towards the innovations that will shape our shared future," the joint statement added.
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 programme will build a foundational understanding among Quad Scholars of one another's societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips to each Quad country and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians.
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