Adobe Research Fellowship 2021 For Graduate Students ($10,000 award)

Adobe Research Fellowship Award

Deadline to submit is December 4th 2020 at 3pm CT.

Adobe Research create innovative technologies for software products to better serve consumers, creative professionals, developers, and enterprises. Adobe wants to bring together the smartest, most driven people 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.

The Adobe Research Fellowship 2021 recognizes outstanding graduate students anywhere in the world carrying out exceptional research in areas of computer science important to Adobe.



The Adobe 2021 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


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.

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. 


  • 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.


For additional guidance on how to submit your application click here

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