Quad nations to launch scholarship program for grad students

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From left: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pose for a photo at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tokyo on May 24.

The Quad framework of Japan, Australia, India and the United States will launch a scholarship program next summer for graduate school students from their nations in the fields of science and technology.

The scholarships are open to students aged 18 or older who intend to obtain a master’s or doctoral degree specializing in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at a U.S. graduate school. The Quad Fellowship will provide $50,000 (about ¥6.74 million) to 100 students, 25 from each country.

The students are expected to visit Japan, Australia and India to deepen exchanges, and receive training at science and technology-related companies.

Those who wish to participate in the program should apply through the Quad’s dedicated website at https://www.quadfellowship.org  by June 30.