OURS National Scholarships

Quad Fellowship

Next Deadline: Fall 2023

The Quad Fellowship will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States. The fellowship offers a combination of financial benefits, cross-cultural exchange, networking, and content programming. Each Fellow will receive a one-time award of $50,000 that can be used for tuition, research, fees, books, room and board, and related academic expenses (e.g., registration fees, research-related travel). All Quad Fellows are eligible to apply for separate demonstrated needs-based funding of up to $25,000 to cover costs related to completing graduate-level studies.

Prospective applicants should make an individual advising appointment with Keila Diehl in the OURS National Scholarships Office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • be citizens or legal permanent residents of Australia, India, Japan, or the U.S.
  • have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a STEM field by August 2024
  • have a demonstrated record of superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level


Note: If currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program, you may apply if you will be enrolled in a qualified academic program during your time as a Fellow (i.e., August 2024–May 2025)

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence in STEM: Competitive applicants will have a record of demonstrated excellence in a STEM field through academic success and original research
  • Passion for the intersection of science, society, and policy: Competitive applicants should demonstrate their interest and engagement not only in the sciences, but also in the impact these fields can have on society and public policy. This could be demonstrated through research conducted, internships held, professional or academic indicators of commitment, or more
  • Capacity to bridge differences: Competitive applicants should demonstrate interest and ability to build connections between individuals with differing cultural, socio-economic, and professional backgrounds
  • Orientation toward results: Competitive applicants should have a demonstrated track record of producing tangible, successful, and positive results on past academic, professional, or extracurricular projects

Application Requirements

  • Demographic information
  • Three essays
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two academic; the third may be from professional contact)


For more information about this opportunity, visit the Quad Fellowship website.