CUDA Research Center Program
NVIDIA recognizes and fosters collaboration with research groups at universities and research institutes that are expanding the frontier of massively parallel computing. Institutions identified as CUDA Research Centers are doing world-changing research by leveraging CUDA and NVIDIA GPUs.
Any institution, whose primary goals include research, can apply for the CUDA Research Center program by submitting a proposal that describes ongoing research in at least one field built around NVIDIA’s CUDA technology.
Each CUDA Research Center award has a duration of one year. Renewal for a second year will be considered upon submission of an updated proposal including a 1-2 page summary.
If you would like to submit a CUDA Research Center proposal, please email to CUDAResearchCenter@nvidia.com.
An institution applying for CUDA Research Center status should log into their account and submit a 1-3 page PDF proposal using the online CUDA Research Center application. Proposals should be in PDF format and should consist of no more than 3 pages motivation and description, and optionally up to 3 pages supplementary material (including references) detailing current and envisioned research. Applications and renewals will be evaluated on the evidence of leadership in the application of CUDA and GPU computing to the research community in the field of the proposal. Examples of community leadership include publications, software and libraries released, funding grants awarded, participation in GPUcomputing.net, presentations to industry and academic communities (tutorials, invited talks, etc).
Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Vision: The vision presented for furthering the application and technology of GPU computing.
- Quality: The quality of current GPU-enabled research at the institution.
- Impact: The opportunity for broad impact including importance of the application areas, likelihood of success, and plans for dissemination and deployment of research results.
Proposals to become a CUDA Research Center can be submitted at any time but will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. The next quarterly review will be mid-July 2013; application deadline is June 27, 2013.
Institutions recognized as a CUDA Research Center also receive the following benefits:
- Invitation to a recurring event, held exclusively for CUDA Research Centers and CUDA Centers of Excellence, bringing together researchers from many fields and key NVIDIA engineers and researchers
- Priority for pre-release access to hardware and software
- Automatic inclusion in GPU seeding program for each major new NVIDIA GPU
- Live online training sessions jointly tailored for the institution
- Designated NVIDIA personnel to serve as technical liaison
- Inclusion into the Centers Reward Program, providing special pricing on NVIDIA equipment (limits and exclusions apply). Check with an NVIDIA OEM and Tesla Reseller for the special pricing.
- Joint promotion, public relations, and press activities with NVIDIA
If you have any questions about the program or the status of your application, please email us at CUDAResearchCenter@nvidia.com.