NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program 2021/22 for PhD Students (up to $50,000)

Applications are open for the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program 2020-2022.

NVIDIA has long believed that investing in university talent is beneficial to the industry and to their continued success. The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to PhD students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in accelerated computing and is applications.

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Target Group: PhD students in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and related fields
Deadline: 11 September 2020
Mode of Application: Website, Mail
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About the Program

NVIDIA particularly invites submissions from students pushing the envelope in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and related fields. They select talented students each year who have the aptitude and initiative to work closely with them 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 some of the talented minds in the field. In addition, the Fellowship includes a summer internship preceding the Fellowship year.

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The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding in the amount of up to $50,000 per award.


  • Students must have already completed first year of PhD level studies
  • Students must have major in Computer science, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering, or related fields;
  • Students must be engaged in active research as part of their PhD thesis
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time active PhD student during the 2020-2021 academic year of the award
  • Students must be available to complete a summer internship (which due to COVID-19 may be held remotely) prior to the start of their Fellowship year
  • Students may not be immediate family of current NVIDIA employee

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be evaluated for

  • Student quality
  • Research quality
  • Relevance to NVIDIA

How to apply

Graduate Fellowship applications must include:

  • Research summary/thesis proposal – up to 20 pages, plus bibliography
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae including contact information
  • Professor nomination letter (1 letter minimum (thesis advisor), up to 3 letters maximum – You can have nomination letter(s) from non-professors, as long as you have one from your thesis advisor
  • Confirmation of availability for summer internship.

Submission is done on a student portal which is managed by the students for their own application.

The student must

  • Complete the student profile
  • Complete your application input including research summary, thesis proposal, and resume
  • Add contacts for the letter(s) of recommendation in the portal
  • Communicate with the recommender(s) to complete their letter upload on time

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