In 2012, Qualcomm Research established a fellowship program in Europe following the successful model in the U.S. For 2020 the program in Europe will be run as a single competition where students from all invited universities in Europe compete. Each winning student receives a fellowship in the amount of $40,000 for the upcoming academic year and is assigned a Qualcomm researcher as a mentor to facilitate close collaboration and interaction with Qualcomm’s corporate research center. The European winners are also invited to join the U.S. winners day at the Qualcomm headquarter in San Diego, CA.
We believe that research and development is the key to harnessing the power of imagination and to discovering new possibilities. We are excited to announce a new kind of Fellowship that promotes Qualcomm’s core values of innovation, execution and partnership. Our goal is to enable students to pursue their futuristic innovative ideas.
We will be awarding Fellowships to 3 to 5 winning students for the 2020-21 academic year.
Each of the winning students will be awarded a $40,000 fellowship for submitting the most innovative proposal. The respective academic departments at each university will administer funds to the winning students for their fellowship work and research expenses for the academic year of 2020–21.
See FAQs for more details.
1. Finalists selection: Applications must be submitted online by the deadline noted in the Timeline tab. Each application must include (in PDF or Word format):
2. Winners selection: Finalists must prepare a 15-minute presentation for the judges. Presentation must be in PowerPoint or PDF format. The presentation generally includes:
Please check back to this page regularly for application and program updates.
In addition to the faculty advisor(s) to guide the fellowship research, Qualcomm will also provide industry experts to mentor the students, as well as regular collaboration opportunities with Qualcomm Research & Development to further assist with projects. Successful projects will be reevaluated after one year for further research funding from Qualcomm.
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Qualcomm Research is a division of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Qualcomm is inviting applications for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2020 from outstanding PhD students in the following Universities:
The following shows a set of focus areas for this year, but outstanding proposals in other areas will be considered as well:
Note: We also welcome proposals in other areas since we are very keen to learn about things we do not know!
Program launch: Launch with e-mail & posters December 2019 - Info session January 2020
Proposal submissions: February 14, 2020
Finalist announcement:March 27, 2020
Deadline for presentation slide submission:April, 2020 (date to be confirmed)
Finalist presentation: May 7 or 8, 2020 (date to be confirmed)
Winner announcement: May 2020
The Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship began in 2009, and has continued to grow with the addition of more universities, more candidates, and expansion to our research centers internationally. Take a look at a list of all our fellowship winners and finalists from years past: