The excellent work by the fifteen finalist teams made it very hard for the committee to determine the winners. The original plan was to select four winning teams. However, given the very high quality of the submissions, the committee decided to select six winning teams for QInF India 2017 and are as listed below.
Yes. As long as both students meet the criteria for participation. Note that the students forming the team need to be from the same institute.
Yes. A student may be part of multiple teams and a team may submit multiple proposals. The funds are provided to the winning team’s institute department to be used at the department’s discretion.
No. The money is awarded as a Fellowship through the eligible institute(s) attended by the winning students
No. The students are required to find faculty advisor/sponsor to recommend the innovation. The faculty recommendations are an important factor in the judging process.
Yes. Students who begin a Masters (MS / M.Tech.) or PhD program in the Fall semester of a Fellowship academic year are eligible to apply for a fellowship for that academic year. For example: a student entering a PhD program in the Fall 207 semester may apply for a fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year referred to as “QInF India 2017.” The advisor's recommendation should mention that the student has been admitted for the upcoming Fall semester. The second student member in the team, if enrolled in under-graduate or dual-degree (M.Tech./MS + B.Tech) program, must be entering his/her final year for the 2017-18 academic year. The advisor's recommendation should mention that the student will be graduating from his or her program at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 academic year.
You do not have to be enrolled at the time that you apply for a Fellowship, but winners must be enrolled for the entire QInF 2017 Fellowship academic year.
Students are eligible if they are enrolled for the entire QInF 2017 Fellowship academic year. Therefore, students who intend to graduate prior to the conclusion of the QInF 2017 Fellowship academic year are not eligible.
Of course! In fact, we encourage former applicants to submit new proposals, or update their original proposals and resubmit them using the current proposal guidelines.
No. This is an open contest between all eligible schools. It is possible that two or more teams from one school may each win a fellowship.
Winning a non-QInF fellowship does not preclude the student from being awarded the title of QInF Fellowship winner nor their department from receiving the associated funds.
No, the department can roll the awarded funds over to the next year. Each winner’s department is allowed complete flexibility on how to use the funds.
QInF Fellowships will be awarded to four winning teams of up to 2 students each.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will also make the following benefits reasonably available to QInF winners during the QInF 2017 Fellowship academic year:
Yes. Templates will be provided by March first week, and will be available on the website for download. The proposal must fit onto three pages (as suggested in the template) with an optional fourth page for bibliography/references.
The submission includes a zip file containing the documents: proposal, student CVs, letter(s) of recommendation, and signed agreement form. The zipped file must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 15, for consideration in this QINF India 2017 program. For the agreement form, download the official rules and sign at the marked location in the rules document thus agreeing to the competition rules.
We hope that the Fellowship applications will introduce us to new areas of research. As such, we encourage proposals in both new areas that are not yet aligned with Qualcomm’s business interests and areas that are so aligned and do not favor one category over the other.
The Masters or PhD entrants from each team may elect to choose ideas from their on-going or planned research and/or thesis projects in accordance with their university policies.
The final winners are selected via a two-step process: (i) reviewers from Qualcomm Research select a list of finalists based on their applications; and (ii) after all of the finalists have presented their proposals, the judging panel selects the winners.