The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and digital media industry, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU. 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 gifted minds in the field. This is a twelfth consecutive year of the program.
The application period for the 2013-2014 academic year is now open. We will be accepting applications through 11:59PM Pacific Time on January 15, 2013.
- 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 hold current membership on an active research team
- Students must be enrolled as a full time Ph.D. student during the academic year of the award
Your Fellowship Application must include:
- 1 to 2 page research summary/thesis proposal
- Resume including contact information
- Professor Nomination Form including nomination letter
- Send any questions/inquiries (not applications) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The application period for the 2013-2014 academic year is now open. We will be accepting applications through 11:59PM Pacific Time on January 15, 2013.
As part of the application process, all applicants and nominating professors/advisors will be asked to sign a waiver. Graduate Fellowship Award amounts may vary by region, country or location.
Students: If you would like to be considered for an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship, please complete the Online Graduate Fellowship Application. Once your application is submitted successfully, a confirmation screen will pop up and you should receive a confirmation email. You should communicate with your nominating professor or advisor that they will be receiving an email with a link to submit the Professor Nomination Form on your behalf. If they do not receive this email, they can follow the directions for Professors/Advisors below.
Professors/Advisors: If you would like to nominate a PhD student for an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship, please complete the Online Professor Nomination Form. Once your nomination form is submitted successfully, a confirmation screen will pop up and you should receive a confirmation email. If you are submitting the nomination form before your student submits their application, please communicate with your student to follow the application process for students above.
Graduate Fellowship FAQs
Do you have a specific research field requirement in EE, CE, or CS?
No. There are many ways that Engineering fields can touch NVIDIA, and we are open to considering them.
Are there any stipulations on how the Graduate Fellowship Award can be spent?
The Graduate Fellowship Award must be used to further your research. This can be in the form of tuition, books, living stipend, salary and travel to NVIDIA Research Summit, SIGGRAPH, or relevant conferences.
Is there a limit on how many Graduate Fellowship Awards one PhD student can receive from NVIDIA?
No. At this time there is no limit on the number of times you can be awarded the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Award. Keep in mind you can only receive one per year!
Is there a limit to the number of NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Awards granted per University or per Research Team?
No. At this time, there is no limit per University nor is there a limit per graduate team provided the research is different and interesting to NVIDIA.
I am a current Graduate Fellowship Recipient, can I apply again?
Yes. You can apply each year you are enrolled in your research project until you get your PhD. You can follow the same guidelines and application process as any new applicant.
Are International PhD students eligible?
Yes. International students are eligible to apply. However, the Graduate Fellowship Award amount may vary by country, region or location.
What if my professor/advisor doesn’t submit the Professor Nomination Form?
We do require a Professor Nomination Form, which can be filled out by either an advisor or professor of your designation. Once you submit your online Graduate Fellowship Application, the advisor or professor you designated will receive an email with a link to the Professor Nomination Form. If they do not submit by the deadline of January 15, 2013, then your application will not be considered complete and as such will not be considered.
How are the Graduate Fellowship Recipients selected?
NVIDIA’s Graduate Fellowship Program has a committee of executives, engineers and is headed by our Chief Scientist, Bill Dally and our research team. This committee reviews all applicants competitively in several review sessions. This is a very intensive process. This review process usually takes several weeks.
I’m having trouble submitting my application, what is causing this and what should I do?
The Graduate Fellowship online application is supported by Internet Explorer(IE). If you are using a browser other than IE you may experience some difficulties. You can email email@example.com to follow up on any applications you are concerned about.
I submitted my application, but I didn’t receive a confirmation email?
If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your spam folder, and if you still have not received a confirmation, you can either email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm or re-submit your application.
I already submitted a Professor Nomination form, but received another email requesting to submit. What does this mean?
If you submitted your Professor Nomination form prior to your student submitting their Graduate Fellowship Application, you will receive an auto-generated email to submit a Nomination Form. If you have already submitted this form and received a confirmation, then you do not need to re-submit. If you have any questions about this you can email email@example.com.
Can I change my proposal after submitting the Graduate Fellowship Form?
Yes, but you will need to submit a whole new application and we will use the newest application and proposal on file.