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Quad leaders establish the QUAD Fellowship


Quad leaders establish the QUAD Fellowship

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Quad leaders announced the QUAD Fellowship on Tuesday, a first-of-its-kind fellowship initiative aimed at connecting the next generation of scientists and technologists from the four member countries.

President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and their Australian and Japanese counterparts, Anthony Albanese and Fumio Kishida, respectively, launched the fellowship, which will support 25 students per year from each Quad country to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees at leading US STEM universities.

“The QUAD fellowship program is a fantastic and one-of-a-kind idea. Our students will be able to pursue graduate and doctoral programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics thanks to this renowned grant. It will enhance academic excellence and people-to-people connections between our nations ,” in his address, Prime Minister Modi remarked.

He urged Indian students to apply for the Quad Fellowship program and become part of the next generation of STEM leaders and innovators who are working to make the world a better place.

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“Quad Fellowship has begun! A one-of-a-kind scholarship initiative that will bring together the best brains in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States “Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted.

The Fellowship will support 100 students per year, 25 from each Quad countries, as they pursue master’s and doctoral degrees at top US STEM graduate schools.

Quad leaders meet for the second time in person in Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the US, Japan, and Australia met for the second time in person on Tuesday in New Delhi, where they are expected to discuss developments in the Indo-Pacific region as well as global issues of common interest.

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India, the United States, Japan, and Australia make up the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.

Along with Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Australia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese are attending the Quad conference.

Modi said in a statement before leaving for Japan on Sunday that the summit will allow leaders to evaluate the status of the Quad projects and exchange perspectives on trends in the Indo-Pacific region as well as global problems of mutual relevance.

The conference is taking place in the shadow of the war between Russia and Ukraine.

The Quad leaders will also debate Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, as well as the conflict humanitarian and security repercussions.

The summit also comes at a time when relations between China and the Quad member countries have deteriorated, with Beijing aggressively questioning democratic norms and resorting to forceful commercial practices.

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