NVIDIA encourages academic discovery and innovation with support for faculty, researchers, and students. Support ranges from access to the industry’s most advanced GPU computing power to connections to our researchers and engineers.

Awards may consist of hardware, monetary gifts, or both and are allocated through special, focused calls for proposals that occur throughout the year. Subscribe to our notification list to find out when the next call for proposals will be available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will the next call for proposals be opened? There is no scheduled call for proposals at this time, but we are actively working on a number of new programs for 2020 and 2021. Please subscribe to be notified when these programs are announced.

Who is eligible to apply? All submissions must come from a full-time faculty or researcher at an accredited academic institution. Students, including PhD candidates, should not submit an application for themselves or on behalf of their professors. Student submissions will be automatically declined. A specific call for proposals may have additional eligibility requirements.

What are the commitments if I am selected? While awarded grants are unrestricted gifts, we ask awardees to submit a follow-up report on the research outcome which was made possible using our grant. This request will include listing publications, talks, posters, etc. accepted or in review directly as a result of the donation.

I received a GPU through a previous grant. Where can I go for technical support?
Please visit https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/support/ for answers to common questions or to chat with live support.

If I receive a grant while working at one institution, and then move to another institution, can I take the hardware with me?
No. The donation is awarded to the institution where you were employed at the time of receiving the grant. Therefore, the institution is the owner of hardware, not the individual who made the request. All hardware should remain with the owning institution listed on the award letter. You are invited to apply for a future grant or purchase hardware using our academic discount program once employed by your new institution.

What is the application process?
Applications may be submitted online once a call for proposal is posted. Please be sure to read and follow the detailed requirements that will be posted . According to the criteria for each program, every application will be reviewed by a panel of experts. To assist in evaluating your submission you may be asked to provide a more detailed proposal following your application, or to answer follow-up questions. Please be aware that a request for additional information does not indicate that you have been selected for an award. The program is very competitive and we are only able to select a small percentage of submissions based on the requirements of each specific proposal call. Every submission will receive a notice of our final decision, approved or declined.