In 2012, Qualcomm Research established a fellowship program in Europe following the successful model in the U.S. For 2021 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.
“Investment in R&D is a top priority at Qualcomm as innovation makes our technology possible. It’s exciting to see the next generation of AI and Cybersecurity researchers creating such impactful technology. "
- Jim Thompson, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Qualcomm, Inc.
We will be awarding Fellowships to 3 to 5 winning students for the 2021-22 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 2021–22.
Submit your application at: 2021 Europe Submission
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.
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: