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Adobe Research Fellowship for Graduate Students

At Adobe Research they create innovative technologies for software products to better serve consumers, creative professionals, developers, and enterprises. Adobe brings together the smartest, most driven people they can find, and allow them the freedom to nurture their intellectual curiosity while providing them with the necessary resources, support and freedom to shape their ideas into tangible results.

As a next natural step in supporting this ongoing relationship, they are pleased to invite applications to the Adobe Research Fellowship. The Adobe Research Fellowship recognizes outstanding graduate students anywhere in the world carrying out exceptional research in areas of computer science important to Adobe.

Fellowship Details

The Adobe Research Fellowship consists of:

  • A $10,000 award paid once.

  • A Creative Cloud subscription membership for one year.

  • May qualify for an opportunity to interview for an internship at Adobe

A committee of Adobe researchers will be reviewing all applicants and will choose the recipients at their discretion. Recipients are selected based on their research

  • (creative, impactful, important, and realistic in scope),

  • how their work would contribute to Adobe,

  • their technical skills (ability to build complex computer programs),

  • and their personal skills (problem-solving ability, communication, leadership, organizational skills, ability to work in teams). Students may be invited for phone interviews for internship opportunities prior to Fellowship winner selection.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the 2021 Adobe Research Fellowship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered as a full-time graduate student at a university.

  • Remain an active, full-time student in a PhD program for the full duration of 2022 or forfeit the award.

  • Cannot have a relative working for Adobe Research.

This year, they will be awarding fellowships to graduate students working in the areas of:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

  • Audio

  • Content Intelligence

  • Document Intelligence

  • Human-Computer Interaction

  • Natural Language Processing

  • AR, VR & 360 Photography

  • Computer Vision, Imaging & Video

  • Data Intelligence

  • Graphics (2D & 3D)

  • Intelligent Agents & Assistants

  • Systems & Languages

How to Apply?

For additional guidance on how to submit your application click here.

Applications must include:

  • A research overview comprising two pages of text and figures not including citations. At least half a page should highlight how the student’s research could contribute to Adobe.

  • Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with the students work. One letter should come from the student’s advisor.

  • A CV.

  • A transcript of current and previous academic records both undergraduate and graduate.



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