The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program for PhD Students Worldwide

Application is now open for the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program for PhD Students Worldwide for the 2023-2024 academic year.

NVIDIA has long believed that investing in university talent is beneficial to the industry and key to their continuous growth and success. The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding in the amount of up to $50,000 per award to PhD students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in accelerated computing and its applications. 

NVIDIA particularly invites submissions from students pushing the envelope in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and related fields. They select students each year who have the talent, 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 most talented minds in the field. In addition, the Fellowship includes a summer internship preceding the Fellowship year.

“The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program recognizes and supports excellence in GPU computing research in universities worldwide and builds relationships between NVIDIA and the academic community.


The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding in the amount of up to $50,000 per student which covers;

  • stipend,
  • tuition and
  • health insurance,


To be eligible for consideration for the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship, applicant must:

  • Have already completed their first year of PhD level studies (at the time of application)
  • Be engaged in active research as part of their PhD thesis
  • Have majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering, or a related area
  • Be enrolled as a full time active PhD student during the 2023-2024 academic year (9 months) of the award
  • Be available to complete a summer internship (which due to COVID-19 may be held remotely) prior to the start of their Fellowship year.
  • Not be immediate family of a current NVIDIA employee
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Students wil be evaluated for the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program based on the following criteria:

  • How their work connects to NVIDIA’s primary research domains
  • How their research might influence the design, performance or use of future GPUs
  • Research results to date
  • Research proposal for fellowship
  • Publication track record

Application Process

The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship applicants are to provide the following documents:

  • Research summary/thesis proposal – up to 2 pages, plus bibliography
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact information
  • Professor nomination letters (2 letters minimum (must include one from thesis advisor), up to 3 letters maximum
  • Confirmation of availability for summer internship

To apply, click here.

Deadline: September 09, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.