GPU Grant Program

NVIDIA's Academic Programs Team 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 including:


GPU Grant Requests
Professors, Researchers and Advisors requesting should complete the online GPU Grant Request Form to request a GPU for research purposes for themselves and/or their teams.


DRIVE PX Grant Requests (US & Canada only)
Professors, Researchers and Advisors requesting should complete the online DRIVE PX Grant Request Form to request GPU Platform for research purposes for themselves and/or their teams. This program is open to US and Canada only.


GPU & DRIVE PX Grant Program Guidelines
In order to review either a GPU Grant or DRIVE PX Grant request, we require a statement of research and CV. Additional materials should not be used to attach a full proposal in lieu of a statement of research. Your statement of research must include a short description of the specific research project(s), how you and/or your team will use the GPU or GPU Platform and a list of recent publications.

NVIDIA Academic GPU grants are small seeding gifts intended to enable researchers getting started using GPUs, starting a new project and/or to gain the preliminary results to support a larger proposal to other funding agencies. Our goal is breadth-first; seeding and grants are for (1) GPU or GPU Platform. We do not donate workstations or servers to house the GPUs, nor do we donate large quantities of GPUs or server rack mountable GPUs to outfit labs. We rarely award more than one GPU, but if you request more than one GPU for your research or your team, be sure to clearly explain why multiple GPUs are needed in your statement of research. As a general rule, we do not provide feedback on submissions. Keep in mind draft submissions are deleted monthly.

Please provide an accurate and complete FedEx/DHL acceptable shipping address and phone number in the form (no PO Boxes). The address provided will be EXACTLY where the grants are shipped. Only enter address details for the fields presented {ie. don't add country to the street address, don't add university to the street address), only enter details for one street address per line {ie. don't put the entire street address, City, State, Zip on one street address line}. If this information is incomplete in any way, the submission will be declined or delayed - double check for accuracy! In addition, if you know your offices will be closed anytime within 4-6 weeks of submission, you should wait to submit your request when the offices will be open for an extended period of time - we will NOT put a hold on shipments.


GPU & DRIVE PX Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

How often are GPU & DRIVE PX Grand Submissions reviewed? Submissions are reviewed every two weeks and notification are sent as soon as the review is final - this process could take up to three weeks from the time of submission.

Are there submission limits? Yes, there is a limit of (1) GPU or GPU platform grant per person, per year and per project.

What GPUs and DRIVE PX Platforms do you currently offer? We currently offer Jetson TX2 Developer Kit, Quadro P6000 and GeForce Titan Xp worldwide so nothing outside of those options. We offer DRIVE PX 2 AutoChauffeur Development Platform in the US and Canada only. We will not have a Tesla option in the near future.

Titan V is available for purchase on our website or through one of our preferred partners. We are NOT donating the new Turing Architecture GPUs as part of the GPU Grant Program and don't know if we will. When/if we do, we'll post it as one of our donated GPUs above (and no, we do not have an ETA).

Can students apply? Students, including PhD candidates, should not submit GPU Grant Requests for themselves or on behalf of their professors. All submissions must come from a Professor, Researcher or Advisor. If you have multiple students interested in using GPUs for their research, one submission should be made for your group keeping in mind the overall goals for the next year. Sharing resources is encouraged. All information should match the professor, researcher and/or advisor information and the log in email should be the same as the email listed in the form. Any misinformation or applications submitted by students for their professors will result in automatic decline.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at UniversityPartnership@nvidia.com.

**NVIDIA can modify, put a hold on or cancel programs at any time.