Applications Open for $50,000 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Awards

by Sylvia Chanak

Bringing together the world’s brightest minds and the latest GPU technology leads to powerful research breakthroughs.

That’s why we’re taking applications for the 20th annual NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program, seeking students doing outstanding GPU-based research. Our goal: Provide them with grants, mentors and technical support so they can help solve the world’s biggest research problems.

We’re especially seeking doctoral students working in accelerated computing, AI, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, robotics, AI for healthcare, high performance computing and related fields. The awards are for up to $50,000 per student.

Since its inception in 2002, the Graduate Fellowship Program has awarded over 170 grants worth nearly $5.2 million.

We’re looking for students who have completed their first year of Ph.D.-level studies at the time of application. Candidates need to be studying computer science, computer engineering, system architecture, electrical engineering or a related area. Applicants must also be investigating innovative ways to use GPUs.

The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year is open to applicants worldwide. The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 11. An internship at NVIDIA preceding the fellowship year is mandatory — eligible candidates should be available for the internship in summer 2021.

For more on eligibility and how to apply, visit the program website or email