November 8, 2023

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF), now in its sixteenth year. We will be awarding fellowships of $100,000 to teams of two students. For the 2024 North America edition, we invite proposals from 26 schools: USA – ASU, Berkeley, Caltech, CMU, Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, MIT, NCSU, Princeton, Purdue, Rutgers, Stanford, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, UIUC, USC, UT Austin, Virginia Tech, Washington and Wisconsin, and Canada – Montreal and Toronto.
We ask and appreciate your help in forwarding this information to Ph.D. students and faculty in EE, CE, CS, and related areas. The attached flyer provides key details about the fellowship.
As in the previous years, one of the members of Qualcomm Research will be reaching out to faculty members who have recommended student proposals in the past years. We plan to host virtual information sessions for the Ph.D. students in the next couple of weeks.
Since 2013, there have been 20 finalists and 8 winners from Washington.
The fellowship is open to Ph.D. students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and related departments, who apply for the fellowship by submitting their application. The Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship is based on Qualcomm’s core values of innovation, execution, and teamwork. The fellowship is only open to teams of two Ph.D. students. One or more faculty members must recommend the proposal.
The application deadline is November 30, 2023, 10 a.m. PST.
For detailed information about the program, please visit:  
Any questions can be e-mailed to
Dev Putchala
QIF 2024 Chair