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NVIDIA Launches Search For Next Great GPU Research Projects

NVIDIA Launches Search For Next Great GPU Research Projects

 

Fellowship Grants of $25,000 in the Coming Year

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Nov. 2, 2009- NVIDIA today announced that it is now accepting applications for its ninth annual NVIDIA Fellowship Program, to fund work that helps to solve complex visual computing challenges. Grants of $25,000 for each selected project will be announced in Spring 2010.

 

The program is open to applicants worldwide from today through Feb. 3, 2010. Eligibility criteria include completion of the first year of Ph.D. level studies in the areas of computer architecture, computer science, electrical engineering, high-performance computing, scientific computing, or a related area. In addition, applicants must hold a current membership on an active research team. For further information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/page/fellowship_programs.html or email: fellowship@nvidia.com.

 

"The Fellowship Program aims to provide funding to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and high-performance computing industries," said Bill Dally, chief scientist at NVIDIA. "Award recipients will not only receive crucial funding for their research. They will also be able to conduct groundbreaking work with access to NVIDIA products, technology and some of the most talented minds in the field."

 

Since its inception in 2002, the NVIDIA Fellowship program has awarded more than $1.8 million in funding to over 75 Ph.D. research students.

 


About NVIDIA Research

 

NVIDIA Research has a variety of initiatives and programs aimed at advancing visual, parallel and mobile computing. These include funding and board donations for university research projects through professor partnerships and graduate fellowships; working with faculty to develop curriculum, providing access to developer forums, pre-released tools and drivers through NVIDIA's Developer Relations Program; and providing free online access to some of NVIDIA's award-winning books and coursework. Current work being done by the group spans many domains that include: realistic rendering, ray tracing, physical simulation, scientific computing, computational photography, programming languages and systems, computer architecture, and VLSI circuits. NVIDIA Research is led by the company's chief scientist, Bill Dally. For more information, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/research.

 

About NVIDIA

 

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from portable media players to notebooks to workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. Fortune magazine has ranked NVIDIA #1 in innovation in the semiconductor industry for two years in a row. For more information, see http://www.nvidia.com.

 

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