Quad Fellowship

Multiple locations,
United States
Term: Academic Year

Provides scholarships for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from the USA, Japan, Australia, and India, who are pursuing STEM related master’s and doctoral degrees to study in the United States

The Quad Fellowship program is designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative, will operate and administer the fellowship program in consultation with a non-governmental taskforce, comprised of academic, foreign policy, and private sector leaders from each Quad country.

This program will sponsor exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States. 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 program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Scholars of one another’s societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians.


Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application

  • Be citizens or legal permanent residents of Australia, India, Japan, or the United States

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a STEM field by August 2023

  • Have a demonstrated record of superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level

  • If applicants are currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program, they may apply if they will be enrolled in a qualified academic program during their time as a Fellow (i.e., August 2023 - May 2024)

Fact Sheet

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Fellowship Type:
Postgraduate Degree-Seeking
Multiple locations,
United States
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Deadline 5 pm EST