4 December 2019, 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone).


United States of America.



(Paid Opportunity)


The Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship

Fellowships will be bestowed on one or more exceptional Ph.D. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

More Details

The program aims to fund innovative research that not only has real-world value but aligns well with key areas within Symantec conducts business.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Privacy and Identity.
  • Security.
  • Machine learning and data mining.
  • Human Factors: Applications of psychology, sociology, anthropology, behavioral economics, human-computer interaction and linguistics.


Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

one year.

  • Final award decisions will be made in January 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applying students must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program.
  • Preference will be given to students who desire to work in an industrial research lab and to those working on innovative research projects in areas related to Symantec’s businesses and interests.
  • Recipients will also be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence and their academic progress to date as evidenced by publications.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • The SRL Graduate Fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student’s tuition fees and/or reimburse expenses incurred by the student during research collaboration with SRL.
  • Common examples of expenses are, but not limited to, conference registration fees, travel expenses, hardware, etc. If the recipient’s intended use of the endowment is to cover tuition, this portion of the award will be made available through the university.
  • Most importantly, each award includes a salaried internship with Symantec Research Labs. In most cases, interns will collaborate with Symantec Research Labs at one of the SRL locations (Culver City, CA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; Dublin, Ireland; Sophia-Antipolis, France).
  • Please note that all fellowship applicants shall be considered for internships and full-time employment with Symantec and may be encouraged to apply for open positions.

How to Apply

First Step: Send an email including the following documents:

  • Resume or C.V. Please include current enrollment year of grad school as well as anticipated graduation date.
    – For each publication mentioned in your CV include the url if available. (Please use the following naming convention for the file: cv_<lastname>_<firstname>)
  • Personal statement of research interests may not exceed 750 words, excluding references.
    – Applicants are strongly encouraged to articulate the value and novelty of their past and current research, and to describe their future research plans and interests. (Use the following naming convention for the file: research_stmt_<lastname>_<firstname>)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or industry researchers who can evaluate the applicant’s scientific aptitude and potential for research. In order to preserve confidentiality, authors may send letters of recommendation directly to Symantec. (Use the following naming convention for the file: recommendation_letter_<applicant_lastname>_<applicant_firstname>_<recommender_lastname>)

Second Step: Submit applications and letters of recommendation via email:


  • When emailing the application please use “Symantec Fellowship Application” in the subject line.
  •  As part of the application process, some candidates may be contacted for telephone interviews.

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