Symantec Graduate Fellowship Program (Fully-funded to USA)

Graduate Fellowship Program:
The Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Computer, Software
Course Level: Fellowship, Research
Provider: Symantec Corporation
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

A key goal of the Graduate Fellowship Program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts business.

Symantec is accepting applications for the 2018 Fellowship Program. Award decisions will be made in January 2018.

Applying students must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program.

Preference will be given to students with a desire to work in an industrial research lab and those working on innovative research projects in areas related to Symantec’s businesses such as host-based and network security, cloud computing, virtualization, machine learning, data mining, etc.

Recipients will also be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence and their academic progress to date as evidenced by publications.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Interns will usually work directly with Symantec Research Labs at one of our locations (Culver City, CA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; Dublin, Ireland; Sophia-Antipolis, France) or with another group within Symantec.

Fields of study
We are soliciting applications for the following areas:
  • Security and Privacy: New applications of cryptography, in the areas of information security, data center management, middleboxes, etc.
  • Network and Systems: Distributed ledgers, high throughput network security, secure public/private Cloud infrastructure, mobile and web applications, Internet of Things, etc.
  • Machine learning and data mining: Scalable methods such as graphical models, anomaly detection, predictive analytics, time series analysis, natural language processing, active online learning, and distributed model training, in support of the security and systems areas mentioned above, as well as adversarial attacks on such models.
  • Human Computer Interaction: Applications of psychology, sociology, anthropology, behavioral economics, and other human factors to security and privacy.
Number of awards
Not specified

Scholarship benefits
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 to reimburse expenses incurred by the student to engage into research collaboration with Symantec, such as conference registration fees, travel expenses, hardware, etc. If the fellowship is to cover tuition, this portion of the award will be made through the university.

A second component of the award is a salaried internship with Symantec that we plan to offer to all fellowship recipients. Each recipient is paired with a mentor from Symantec. A mentor is a top researcher or engineer who can provide ongoing technical guidance on the recipient’s research during graduate training as well as during an internship at Symantec.

Method of Application
Fellowship applications, including Resumes or C.V.’s, personal statements of research, and letters of recommendation, must be received no later than the deadline below. As part of the application process, some candidates may be contacted for telephone interviews.

Applications and letters of recommendation may be sent to us in the following ways:

Email to:

Mail to:
Attn. Kevin Roundy
SRL Fellowship
900 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230

Application materials must include the following:
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Personal statement of research interests not to exceed 500 words. Applicants are strongly encouraged to articulate the value and novelty of their research.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or industry researchers who can evaluate the applicant’s scientific aptitude and potential for research. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately and confidentially.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information

The last date to apply 5:00pm on December 1st, 2017 (Pacific Time Zone)

Final award decisions will be announced in January 2018

Symantec Corporation (commonly known as Symantec) is an American software company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. The company produces software for security, storage, backup and availability - and offers professional services to support its software. The company also has development centers in Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru (India). The name "Symantec" is a portmanteau of the words "syntax" and "semantics" with "technology".

Application Deadline: 1 December 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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