Sure, but they are encouraged to find a like-minded faculty to recommend the innovation.
Yes, students who start PhD in the Autumn of 2015 are also eligible to apply for the Fellowship. The advisor’s recommendation can mention that the student is registered for Autumn.
Unfortunately, visiting scholars are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship at this time. You are welcome to discuss your proposal and be guided by your visiting scholar associate or your faculty advisor.
Sure, just go through the application process twice and submit two completely different sets of applications.
Since this is a research focus fellowship, we are limiting this to PhD students. This means that each student must be enrolled in the PhD program for the whole academic year of 2015–16 to win the Fellowship (i.e., enrolled into a PhD program starting Autumn 2015 AND continuing in the PhD program until Spring 2016).
Students need to be enrolled in a full-time PhD program for the entire academic year 2015-16.
Approximately three (3) pages.
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The proposal can indeed be different from your thesis.
There is no strict requirement on how much time you are expected to spend on your project. We expect the winning projects to be interesting and exciting enough that the winners will want to spend time on the project. In addition to the Fellowship, Qualcomm will assist by providing a mentor, and the recommending faculty would be another likely resource for help. Internships in the Summer are also possible.
No, both types of proposals are welcome.
Not at all. It could be pure research.
yes. That’s just a list of suggested areas, but proposal should not be limited to that.
We want the first recommender to be from the school. Second recommender may be from another school.
An open letter is preferred. But if your advisor wishes to keep it confidential, he/she can send the letter directly to email@example.com, including the relevant details.
Not particularly, but 1-2 pages should be enough.
Qualcomm does not publish the winning submissions to QInF, but you are welcome to visit the winners’ webpages to learn more about their research.
The final winners are selected via a two step process: (i) reviewers from Qualcomm Research selects a list of finalists who should prepare a presentation about their proposal; (ii) after finalists presentation, the judging panel selects the winners.
Three winning students are each awarded a Fellowship of £10,000.
The winners get the title, and their department will appropriately reward the student and his/her research project via other possible means.
No, the department can roll it over to next year. Your department is completely flexible on how to use the money.
We are hoping that the fellowship applications will introduce us to new areas of research. As such, we explicitly encourage proposals in new areas that are not yet aligned with Qualcomm’s business interests.
Other than the Fellowship award, Qualcomm will also provide the following:
Of course! In fact, we encourage former applicants to submit new, or update their original proposal and resubmit it again using the provided proposal guidelines.
Yes! If you like to get feedback on your original proposal, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will set up a face-to-face or phone conversation to give you feedback on your proposal and how you can improve it for the current edition of QInF.