University Awards

Supporting research, curriculum
innovation, and educational assistance

IBM Global University Programs

Our Mission

IBM University Awards support basic research, curriculum innovation, and educational assistance in focus areas that are fundamental to innovation in the 21st Century and strategic to IBM's core business. These focus areas include the following topics of particular interest:

AI / Cognitive Computing

Big Data / Analytics


Core Technologies

Cloud Computing / Services

Internet of things

Quantum Computing


Social / Mobile

We provide funding under two engagement models

By open submissions

For these awards, we invite submission of nominations in response to solicited, published program announcements. Eligibility requirements and objectives for each competition are included in the invitation. Included in this group are:

By IBM nomination

These awards support the success of existing, active collaborations. Nominations for these awards are initiated by the IBM technical contact actively participating in the work. Included in this group are:

IBM employees, use your intranet id to log in to the university awards application to nomination a project for an award.

IBM Faculty Awards