Author Topic: Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Program in USA  (Read 966 times)


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Symantec plans to begin accepting applications for the 2011 Fellowship in July 2010. The application deadline is December 18, 2010. Award decisions will be made in February 2011.

•  Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. and M.S. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas of Symantec’s business interests in information security, availability, and integrity.
•  Fellowship participants also gain first hand research and development experience through guidance and mentorship from a top scientist of Symantec Research Labs during the fellowship period. Each participant is also encouraged to spend a summer working with their mentor at Symantec on a research project in their area of interest.

Eligibility Criteria
•   Applying students must attend a U.S. or European university in a Ph.D. or Master’s program focused on technology research. Exceptional graduating undergraduate seniors may also apply and final award is contingent on their acceptance to a graduate program.
•   Preference will be given to students with a desire to work in an industrial research lab and those working on research projects likely to have real-world practical value to customers, in areas related to Symantec’s businesses of information security, availability, and integrity.
•   Recipients will also be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence and their academic progress to-date as evidenced by publications.
•   The scholarship awards will be made through the university and are not transferable to another academic institution.
Required Application Information
Applications should be submitted as a single compressed file (.zip file) and must include the following:
•   A completed fellowship application form including a personal statement of research interests not to exceed 500 words. Applicants are strongly encouraged to articulate the practical value to customers of their proposed research areas.
•   A C.V. and thesis proposal (optional).
•   Three letters of recommendation from professors or industry researchers who can evaluate the applicant's scientific aptitude and potential for research (may be sent confidentially, please see application form for instructions).
•   Incomplete applications cannot be considered and we cannot guarantee notification of incompleteness. Please make sure applications are complete.
Application Dates and Process
•   Fellowship applications will be accepted beginning July 2010.
•   Application deadline will be December 18, 2010.
•   As part of the application process, some candidates may be contacted for telephone interviews.
•   The final award decisions will be announced in February 2011.
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