The NVIDIA Global Impact Award is an annual award of $150,000 for groundbreaking work that addresses the world's most important social and humanitarian problems. It will go to a researcher or institution using NVIDIA technology to achieve breakthrough results with broad impact. This includes – but is not limited to – the areas of disease research, drug design & development, medical imaging, energy & fuel efficiency, weather prediction, natural disaster response and cyber security.
Our 2015 Global Impact Award recipient was San Diego Supercomputer Center. Dr. Yifeng Cui and team’s winning work in earthquake simulation for the improvement of seismic hazard analysis addresses the needs of a massive global population in earthquake-impacted areas.
Researchers, non-profit research institutions or universities based anywhere in the world may apply. Please note government institutions are not eligible. NVIDIA technology should have played a significant enabling role in the project. Multiple submissions from institutions and researchers are allowed.
Candidates may be submitted by third-party or by self-nomination. The nomination form may be downloaded here. Endorsements from recognized experts in the relevant field of study will strengthen the nomination.
Candidates will be evaluated using several criteria, including innovation, social impact, public availability and effectiveness of results to date.
Key milestones are set out below:
|March 16, 2015
||NVIDIA Global Impact Award application available
|Oct. 30, 2015
|Feb. 1, 2016
||Award recipient named the week of GPU Technology Conference
Finalists will be interviewed for potential coverage in NVIDIA's communication channels. They may have the opportunity to present their findings at NVIDIA-hosted events targeted at the research community. Award winners must be available to receive the prize in person at the 2016 GPU Technology Conference. Transportation and accommodations will be provided for one representative.
Inquiries about the NVIDIA Global Impact Award may be sent to email@example.com.