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Quad Fellowship for STEM college students expanded to Southeast Asia


Feb 13, 2024
Quad Fellowship for STEM college students expanded to Southeast Asia

The enlargement was introduced at an occasion on the White Home on February 7 to have a good time the success of the inaugural cohort of Quad Fellows who enrolled on the scholarship in 2021. 

Folks-to-people change in science and expertise was a cornerstone of the Quad summit that 12 months.

The fellowship supplies STEM college students with a one-time $40,000 award to place in the direction of masters or doctoral levels at permitted US universities. Typically college students will safe extra funding by means of their college or division. 

College students from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are invited to use for the second software cycle, to begin as a Quad Fellow for the 2024/25 tutorial 12 months. 

The Quad Fellowship is happy to increase assist to college students from the ASEAN international locations thereby demonstrating the Quad international locations dedication to ship concrete advantages for the Indo-Pacific area,” stated Jonah Kokodyniak, IIE SVP. 

As of January 2024, the Quad Fellowship is being delivered by IIE, the worldwide increased training non-profit chaired by Allan Goodman, which additionally runs the US Division of State’s prestigious Fulbright program. 

“IIE has empowered folks to cross borders and disciplines to resolve issues collectively for 105 years. We’re honoured to manage the Quad Fellowship and sit up for supporting its continued success—and optimistic international impacts,” stated Goodman, CEO of IIE.

The inaugural cohort comprised 100 fellows, 25 from every of the founding Quad international locations, drawing from 69 completely different undergraduate establishments throughout the globe. 

Present Quad Fellows attend greater than 45 private and non-private establishments throughout the US. 

“The objective of the fellowship for cohort two is to pick out a balanced variety of Fellows throughout the 4 international locations of Australia, India, Japan, and US in addition to from the ASEAN international locations,” stated Kokodyniak. 

The enlargement goals to additional broaden the geographic scope of the fellowship and foster ties among the many subsequent technology of scientists and technologists within the Indo-Pacific area. 

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