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
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing / Services
  • Core Technologies
  • Internet of things
  • Quantum Computing
  • Security
  • Social / Mobile

We provide funding under two engagement models:

By open submissions

By IBM nomination

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