Support for Academics & Researchers
NVIDIA believes in extending our University investment to include support of teaching, research, and advanced education. NVIDIA currently has five programs at varying levels of participation and collaboration.
The focus of the Academic Partnership Program (formerly Professor Partnership) is dedicated to empowering and collaborating with professors and researchers at universities worldwide. We aim to inspire cutting-edge technological innovation and to find new ways of enhancing faculty research as well as the teaching and learning experience. We achieve this through a variety of initiatives and programs incuding small scale "seeding" gifts through our Hardware Donation Program. Hardware requests are typically reviewed on a bi-weekly basis. Research funding is by invitation only and designed to foster high level collaboration on specific research projects.
The CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) program recognizes, rewards, and fosters collaboration with universities at the forefront of massively parallel manycore computing research. Schools identified as CUDA Centers of Excellence have proposed a unique vision for improving the technology and application of parallel computing. The CUDA Center of Excellence program is competitive and prestigious. Universities meeting the requirements are invited to submit proposals to NVIDIA at any time; proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
Institutions identified as CUDA Research Centers are doing world-changing research in a particular domain or field by leveraging CUDA and NVIDIA GPUs. Any institution whose primary goals include research can apply for the CUDA Research Center program. Applications are reviewed on quarterly basis. The next review will be mid-July, application deadline is June 27, 2013.
The CUDA Teaching Center Program is designed to support and encourage teaching establishments to include GPU Computing using CUDA C/C++ as part of their course offerings. To help facilitate this teaching effort, NVIDIA may grant equipment, funding and/or course material assistance. This is an application based program and applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The next review will be mid-July, application deadline is June 27, 2013.
The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in a number of fields, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU. 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 NVIDIA engineers. Students should have completed at least one year of their doctoral program with some results of their research. Our application period is now closed and will re-open Fall 2013.