Funding for STEM graduate studies in the United States, specifically for citizens of Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S.


June 1, 2023

Award recipients


Jenny Huang

Quad Fellow

Raahina Malik

Quad Fellow

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Computer Science, Technology
Health and Medical Fields
Natural Sciences
Scientific Research


US Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA, Non-US Citizenships


Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate, Alumni



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

$50,000 one-time award. Eligible to apply for an additional $25,000 for demonstrated needs-based support to complete graduate studies.


Quad Fellowships is a scholarship program designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. This program is a partnership among Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. Providing funding for graduate studies in the STEM fields. It is administered by Schmidt Futures in consultation with a non-governmental taskforce, comprised of academic, foreign policy, and private sector leaders from each Quad country.

This program will 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. 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.


  • 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 of the program start

  • 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)

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