NEW DELHI: The leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad on Tuesday launched a brand new fellowship programme to sponsor 100 American, Australian, Indian and Japanese college students to pursue superior programs in science and know-how at US universities.
The Quad Fellowship Programme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and US President Joe Biden on the margins of the Quad Leaders Summit in Tokyo.
“The Quad Fellowship Programme is a wonderful and unique initiative. This prestigious fellowship will offer our students great opportunities to pursue graduate and doctorate programmes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” Modi stated on the launch.
The programme will encourage tutorial excellence and promote people-to-people linkages between the 4 nations, he stated. “I encourage our students to apply for the Quad Fellowship Programme and join the next generation of STEM leaders and innovators building a better future for humanity,” he added.
The first-of-its-kind scholarship programme goals to convey collectively the highest minds of the Quad members in science and know-how. The fellowship will sponsor 100 college students a year – 25 from every Quad member — to pursue levels at main STEM graduate universities within the US, exterior affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated.
The programme will even develop a community of consultants dedicated to advancing innovation and collaboration throughout sectors, he stated.
The Quad Fellowship Programme will empower “exceptional STEM graduate students to advance research and innovation throughout their careers with a lens of positive social impact”, the White House stated in a truth sheet issued forward of the Quad Summit.
The programme will embody scholarships, immersive occasions on the nexus of STEM and society, mentorship, career-advancing programming, and cross-cultural change alternatives, the very fact sheet stated.
Applications for the Quad Fellowship Programme shall be accepted until June 30, and the primary class of Quad fellows will arrive on campus in autumn 2023.