Graduate Fellowship Program at NVIDIA

NVIDIA is the pioneer of GPU-accelerated computing. We specialize in products and platforms for the large, growing markets of gaming, professional visualization, data center, and automotive.
Our creations are loved by the most demanding computer users in the world – gamers, designers, and scientists. And our work is at the center of the most consequential mega-trends in technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and self-driving cars.
Title: Graduate Fellowship Program

  • NVIDIA has long believed that investing in university talent is beneficial to the industry and key to our continued growth and success. 
  • The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program now provides funding in the amount of $50,000 per award to Ph.D. 
  • Students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and high-performance computing industries, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU. 
  • NVIDIA particularly invites submissions from students pushing the envelope in artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, autonomous vehicles, and related fields. 
  • We select up to ten students each year who have the talent, aptitude and initiative to work closely with us early in their careers. 
  • Recipients not only receive crucial funding for their research, but are able to conduct groundbreaking work with access to NVIDIA products, technology and some of the most talented minds in the field.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies (at the time of application)
  • Students must have majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering, or a related area
  • Students must be engaged in active research as part of their PhD thesis
  • Students must be enrolled as a full time Ph.D. student during the academic year of the award
  • The award must be administered through the student's university; payment will be made to the university, not directly to the student
Application Instructions
Your Graduate Fellowship Application must include:
  • 1 to 2 page research summary/thesis proposal
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact information
  • Professor Nomination Form including nomination letter (1 letter minimum, up to 3 letters maximum -- OK to have nomination letter(s) from non-professors, as long as you have one from your thesis advisor/professor)
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all of these items are submitted prior to the deadline. 
  • The student must notify his/her professor(s) with sufficient time for them to submit nomination letters.
  • Please submit only PDF files and use only ASCII characters in your document file names. Our submission system cannot recognize filenames with Asian or other non-ASCII symbols. 
  • Warning: your application may fail to be captured by our online system if you use non-ASCII symbols!
Closing Date
January 16, 2017

Graduate Student Application Submission Form

Professor Nomination Letter Submission Form

Additional Information
  • If you need to make a correction to an already-submitted application or nomination letter, please just resubmit the new version using the online form again. 
  • We will use the version with the most recent time stamp. 
  • Please do not email it in -- it needs to be submitted via the web form to be added to the review database.


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