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Quad STEM Fellowship Expanded to ASEAN Countries, Management Changed

FEB 05, 2024
10 countries in Southeast Asia can now participate in the Quad Fellowship, which sponsors students to pursue STEM graduate degrees in the United States.
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Science Policy Reporter, FYI American Institute of Physics
Biden with Quad Japan May 2023

President Joe Biden attends a meeting of the Quad Alliance with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

(Adam Schultz / White House)

The Quad Fellowship, a program that sponsors citizens of Australia, Japan, and India to pursue STEM graduate degrees in the United States, has been expanded to include students from ASEAN, a group of 10 countries in Southeast Asia.

The move was announced last week by the International Institute for Education, which has taken over management of the fellowship from Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic organization founded by former Google CEO Eric Schimdt. Schmidt Futures’ management of the fellowship attracted scrutiny in part due to concerns that Schmidt was too close to the Biden administration.

The International Institute for Education is a non-profit that manages international fellowship programs such as the State Department’s Fulbright program.

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