Graduate Fellowship Program: Quantum Technologies Initiative


To recognize and provide financial assistance to graduate students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering electromagnetics with a focus on quantum techniques.


  • Up to four $5,000 awards will be granted in 2021.
  • The awards will be presented at the 2021 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, December 4-10, 2021, in Singapore.
  • Limited travel support (up to a maximum of $1,000 USD) is available to enable the winners to attend the symposium. NOTE: this additional financial support does not include expenses related to registering for the conference; it will be paid based on receipts and a completed IEEE Expense Form. The request will need to be approved by your mentor and submitted to the fellowship chair prior to attendance for approval.


  1. The applicant must be actively pursuing a graduate degree in electrical engineering, applied physics or other appropriate field on a full‐time basis at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  2. It is expected that the applicant will be engaged in studies and research or thesis-related activities for at least 12 months following the award.
  3. The award is for the sole use of the graduate student.
  4. The award is granted in addition to any other support being received by the applicant.
  5. There is no limit to the number of applicants from one institution. However, only one award will be made per institution per year.
  6. Applications for the fellowship awards must be submitted not later than September 1, 2021.
  7. Awards will be made at a designated function at the symposium. If the student so chooses or is unable to attend the symposium, the monetary award can be deposited directly in the student’s bank account.


  1. Applicant must have a BS/BA in engineering, applied physics, computer science or other appropriate field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled in an MS/MSc or PhD program as a full‐time student in an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher learning.
  3. Applicant must be engaged in research necessary for the degree program, not just course work.
  4. Research work must clearly be in the quantum electromagnetics area, supervised by a full‐time faculty member.
  5. Applicant and faculty supervisor must both be members of AP-S.
  6. There are no restrictions as to citizenship or location of the institution. This award is open to students from around the world.

Award Winner Responsibilities

  1. The award winner will provide: the research plan title and abstract, university affiliation, the advisor’s name and e-mail address, the anticipated date of graduation, the URL to the winner’s professional web page, LinkedIn or similar page, and a photograph (headshot). This information is for use in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine and AP-S webpages.
  2. At the end of the twelve-month grant period, the winner will prepare a one‐page report summarizing the outcomes of the project (including referencing any publications that may have resulted in part from the fellowship project work, an impression about having attended the AP-S/URSI symposium, etc. …), and indicating his/her next career plans. This report will replace the research plan abstract on the above-mentioned web pages.
  3. The winner will provide a contact e‐mail address to the fellowship chair for a period of three years after the fellowship, such that the fellowship chair may ask for input on an annual basis to track the career path of the fellowship recipient.


Max. file size: 5 MB.
NOTE: The file to be uploaded should be one PDF file, grouping the following documents:
  • A completed application form
  • The supporting documents as described in the application form.

In addition, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the supervisor’s letter of reference reaches the fellowship chair by the deadline. This letter has to be sent by the supervisor him/herself to the e-mail address

If any item(s) is missing the application will not be considered for the award.