Quad Scholarship

Important Dates

Visit https://www.quadfellowship.org for further details.

Online application availability: March

Application Deadline: End of June

Notification of qualifying candidates: July

Notification of winning candidates: October/November

Scholarship Overview

Elevating the brightest minds in STEM for the collective good.

On September 24, 2021, Quad partners Australia, India, Japan, and the United States announced the Quad Fellowship, a first-of-its-kind scholarship program designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists.

The program will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian masters 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 as well as other Quad countries.


Information for Applicants

  • Eligibility

    Applicants must be:

    • At least 18 years of age at the time of application
    • Citizens or legal permanent residents of Australia, Japan, India, or the United States (dual citizens or citizens of these countries residing in another country may also apply)
    • Have a bachelor's degree in or its equivalent in a STEM field by August 2023
    • Have a demonstrated record of superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level
    • Proficient in English (the fellowship programming is all in English)


    If applicants are currently enrolled in a masters or PhD program in the US, they may still apply if they will be enrolled during their time as a Fellow (Aug. 2023 - May 2024). 

    Who cannot apply:

    • Transfer students
    • Students who are citizens of countries not listed above
    • Students who do not have a degree in a STEM field, or who will not have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of the Fellowship


    Clinical healthcare degrees such as doctorates of medicine and masters in of science in nursing are not eligible for funding.

    For more information about eligibility requirements, visit https://www.quadfellowship.org

  • Additional Requirements

    Seek advising early in the application process. Schedule an advising appointment with the Quad Scholarship advisor, Dr. Francisco Miranda, at fmiranda2@alaska.edu or 907-786-4035 to discuss intent to apply.

    Interview requirements:
    Campus interview: No
    National interview: Yes

  • Award Benefits
    • One time award of $50,000 which can be used for tuition, research, books, fees, room and board, and related academic expenses (such as registration fees or research-related travel)
    • Airfare to and from the US 
    • Access to additional needs-based funding of up to $25,000 to cover costs related to completing graduate-level studies
    • Access to virtual resources and programming designed to build connections within the cohort prior to the start of graduate programming
    • Virtual program opportunities during the academic year designed to deepen understanding of topics at the intersection of STEM and society
    • Resources for alumni that support a lifelong network across cohorts and Quad countries
  • Candidate Profile
    • Academic excellence in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)
    • Passion for the intersection of science, society, and policy 
    • Ability to build connections between individuals with different cultural, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds
    • Ability to produce tangible, successful, and positive results
  • Application Procedure
    1. Find a faculty member who is willing to mentor you throughout the application process.
    2. Notify the Quad Scholarship advisor, Dr. Francisco Miranda, at fmiranda2@alaska.edu or 907-786-4035 of you intent to apply the semester before you plan to apply for the award. 
    3. Confirm you are eligible for the Quad Scholarship before starting your application at https://www.quadfellowship.org/apply.
    4. Prepare your resume, your official university transcripts, your statement of purpose, and two short essays. See the online application for essay prompts.
    5. Three letters of recommendation are required. Two letters must come from professors who can speak to your academic ability. One letter may come from a professional or academic contact. Choose recommenders who can discuss your academic abilities and your ability to enact positive impact. Recommenders will submit their letters directly through the Quad Fellowship application.
    6. If you do not come from an English-speaking country and have not attended an English-speaking undergraduate institution for at least two years, you are required to submit scores from an English proficiency test such as TOEFL. 
    7. Submit a complete application, including all supplementary materials and letters of recommendation, by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    8. An expert review committee will evaluate your application for your proficiency in your STEM field.
    9. Selected candidates will be invited to a panel interview that will assess whether you can meet and contribute to the program's goals. Interviews are conducted virtually. Winning candidates will be notified in October or November.


    There are 100 fellowships available. 

  • Advising

    Quad Scholarship Advisor:

    Dr. Francisco Miranda
    ADM 276

    Information sessions:
    Virtual information sessions are available for candidates at https://www.quadfellowship.org/updates