NVIDIA has invited PhD students to submit their research projects for consideration. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievements, professor nomination, and area of research. We have found this program to be a great way to support academia in its pursuit of cutting edge innovation, as well as an ideal avenue to introduce NVIDIA to the future leaders of our industry.
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 provides funding in the amount of up to $60,000 per award to PhD students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in accelerated computing and its applications. NVIDIA particularly invites submissions from students pushing the envelope in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and related fields. We select 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. In addition, the Fellowship includes a summer internship preceding the Fellowship year.
Students must have already completed their first year of PhD 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 active PhD student during the 2024-2025 academic year (9 months) of the award – this means they should not be expecting to graduate sooner than May/June 2025.
Students must be available to complete a summer internship (which due to COVID-19 may be held remotely) prior to the start of their Fellowship year.
Students may not be immediate family of a current NVIDIA employee
Note: The award must be administered through the student’s university; payment will be made to the university, not directly to the student
The Graduate Fellowship Award amount may vary by country, region or location.
Documents Required for Application
Graduate Fellowship Applications Must Include:
Research summary/thesis proposal – up to 2 pages, plus bibliography
Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact information
Professor nomination letters (2 letters minimum (must include one from thesis advisor), up to 3 letters maximum — OK to have nomination letters from non-professors, as long as you have one from your thesis advisor/professor).
Confirmation of availability for summer internship
Application procedure and deadline
Applications can be completed through the online portal. Application deadline is September 7, 2023.