Adobe Research Fellowship Award FAQ

Adobe Research Fellowship Award FAQ

When do I get my monetary award after being named a winner?

– If you are an Adobe intern, your monetary award of $10,000 USD will appear within your first Adobe paycheck.

– If you are not an Adobe intern, your monetary award of $10,000 USD will be issued as a check within 2-3 months after being named a winner. Adobe does require the winner to be on-boarded as a supplier in order to issue a check, so you will work closely with an Adobe representative through the time-sensitive on-boarding process.

Is the $10,000 given to the student or to the university?

The student.

Is there any limit to the number of applications that can come from a single university or department?


I’m graduating Spring 2020, am I still eligible?

No, those graduating Spring 2020 are not eligible for the award or internship opportunity.

If my family member works at Adobe does that make me ineligible?

Only if your family member works within the Adobe Research Lab would you then be ineligible.

Will you send emails to recommendation letter writers immediately after I submit the application?

Emails are sent to letter providers as soon as you submit them as references in your application. Applications do not need to be complete in order to get this going. As it will take time for your references to submit their letters of recommendation, we strongly suggest that you enter their names and emails in the form below as soon as possible in this process. Note, it is your responsibility to followup with recommendation letter writers to ensure they submit by deadline.

What makes a strong letter of recommendation?

Strong letters of recommendation are written by mentors or advisors outside of your family network. Furthermore, letters of recommendation should touch on accomplishments.

When is the deadline for letters of recommendation?

To be completed your application must include all of your letters by Friday, October 4th, 5pm Pacific Time. It is up to you to follow up with your letter writers to confirm that they have submitted them in time.

Will I be able to update my fellowship application once I submit it through the portal?

Yes, application updates can be made until the Friday, September 27th, 5pm PT deadline.

Do transcripts need to be official transcripts sign by the registrar?

Transcripts that are directly available are fine.

Can I submit materials (transcripts, essays, letters of reference) in a language other than English?

No. All materials must be in English.

Can I ask an Adobe employee that I’ve interned with for a reference letter?