SOURCE: Symantec

October 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Symantec Research Labs Seeks Graduate Fellowship Applicants

Program Fuels Future Technology Leadership and Provides Exceptional Opportunity for Outstanding Students to Mentor Under Top Researchers

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Symantec Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship was established to identify and nurture exceptional graduate students who are investigating innovative ways to solve real-world problems in security, storage and systems management, and have a desire to collaborate with leading industry experts at an industrial research lab.

The one-year fellowship covers 100 percent of the student's tuition and fees and provides a $20,000 stipend to cover academic-year living expenses. Recipients will have the opportunity to work directly with Symantec's top researchers on new research projects and will also have access to the company's market-leading technologies and extensive Global Intelligence Network. In addition, recipients are eligible for a salaried summer internship at Symantec Research Labs to pursue innovative research. This allows the students to research and develop next-generation technologies that could impact millions of customers, in a real-world industry environment.

The Graduate Fellowship Program is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a U.S. university doctoral or master of science program. Key goals of the program are to fund innovative research in areas likely to result in tangible value for Symantec customers and to fund scientists interested in pursuing eventual employment in the private sector.

"To extend our technology innovation requires that we seek out bright and energetic researchers," said Joe Pasqua, vice president, research, Symantec. "Symantec is committed to advancing innovative research and developing next-generation technologies to help customers secure and manage their information. Our support of the nation's top graduate students is one of several efforts we undertake to continuously generate an infusion of new ideas, perspective and energy to solving real-world problems."

The deadline for completed applications and supporting materials for the 2009 award is December 12, 2008. For more information on how to apply for the fellowship, visit the Web site at

About Symantec Research Labs

Symantec Research Labs (SRL) is Symantec's global research organization and has played a leading role in developing and commercializing numerous cutting-edge technologies across Symantec's business areas. Commercialized technologies from the group include industry leading rootkit protection, innovative browser protection technology to proactively block future exploits of known vulnerabilities, Symantec's first antispam technology, generic exploit blocking technology that proactively blocks fast-spreading threats, online consumer security services, and technology to help protect our nation's critical power-grid infrastructure. SRL also partners with outside organizations on joint projects, through its university and government research efforts.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at

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