Intel Academic Community Grants

Then Intel® Academic Community supports professors in their efforts to modernize their courses and provide the very latest hardware, software and training to their students. The following opportunities are just a selection of some of the programs currently underway.

home-parallelstudio-box1.pngSoftware Development Products Classroom Grants
A benefit of membership in the Intel® Academic Community is qualifying for a Tools Grant of Intel® Software Development Products (valued at up to $5000 USD). This tool suite can be used for teaching parallel programming in your classroom. It includes optimizing compilers, libraries, error-checking, profiling, and cluster tools, to allow your students to check their code for performance and scalability opportunities.

You may select one tools grant which includes 25 floating seats. If you would like additional tools suites, please contact us and we can arrange for academic pricing for additional licenses. Tools Grants are valid for one year and maybe renewed through the Academic community. Below is a list of Tools Grants available based upon different operating systems.

Intel® Software Development Suite Student Edition for Windows -25 Floating seats of each of the following:

  • Intel C++ Composer XE for Windows
  • Intel Fortran Composer XE for Windows
  • Intel Amplifier XE for Windows
  • Intel Inspector XE for Windows
  • Intel Performance Primitives (IPP) for Windows
  • Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) for Windows
  • Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) for Windows
  • Trace Collector & Analyzer & Intel MPI for Windows

Intel® Software Development Suite Student Edition for Linux -25 Floating seats of each of the following:

  • Intel C++ Composer XE for Linux
  • Intel Fortran Composer XE for Linux
  • Intel Amplifier XE for Linux
  • Intel Inspector XE for Linux
  • Intel Performance Primitives (IPP) for Linux
  • Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) for Linux
  • Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) for Linux
  • Trace Collector & Analyzer & Intel MPI for Linux

Intel® Software Development Suite Student Edition for Mac OS* X -25 Floating seats of each of the following:

  • Intel® C++ Composer XE for Mac OS X
  • Intel® Fortran Composer XE for Mac OS X
  • Intel® Threading Building Blocks for Mac OS X
You must be a registered member of the Intel Academic Community and have completed the Tools Grant Survey in order to receive your software tools licenses.
Microgrants%20for%20ParallelismMicrogrant Awards for Parallelism in the Classroom
Help to transform and revitalize computer and computational sciences with course materials that demonstrate the concepts of parallelism at the earliest levels of education. Apply for awards of up to USD $5000 to help you or your students prepare your materials for distribution across the Academic Community.

Find out how to apply for a microgrant.

See recent microgrant winners.

Go to Microgrant FAQ's.

Go to Microgrant Forum.
TCPPNSF/IEEE-TCPP Early Adopter Program
The IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (IEEE/TCPP) has been working to formulate a core curriculum for CS/CE undergraduates for parallel and distributed computing.

TCPP launched its Spring Early Adopter Program with support from the Intel Academic Community and NSF. 16 universities were chosen from the United States, Europe, Latin America and India. These early adopters will present their work in a follow-up curriculum workshop EduPar-11 to be held at IEEE/IPDPS in May 2011.

Educational Alliance for a Parallel Future (EAPF) Academic grants
EAPF is committed to promoting the dissemination of materials and speeding the integration of parallel programming concepts into the classroom. EAPF Grants, sponsored by the Intel Academic Program Office will support the sharing of materials, experience, and expertise. With typical funding amounts ranging from $750 to $2000, EAPF grants directly fund the proposer, or team of applicants, rather than any institution. Currently there are two opportunities for academics to receive hardware, training or funding for course material creation.

EAPF Curriculum Grants are intended to enable the creation of class room resources for introducing parallelism into existing CS curriculum, conversion of existing course material into a stand-alone polished form, filling of curriculum gaps, rovision of parallel examples to widely used text books, and/or production of short supplementary materials suitable for electronic self-publishing. Applications will be accepted for review on an ongoing basis.

LittleFE Buildout Events will be led by EAPF & NCSI with support from Intel. Applications are being accepted through June 1, 2011. If selected you will receive a free LittleFe mini-cluster for your College or University to use for teaching parallel programming, cluster computing and/or computational and data-enabled science & engineering to your students and colleagues!
For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.


Arturo Equihua, PMP's picture

I am part-time Computer Science professor. I am preparing a course on cloud computing development for Tec de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico). One of my colleagues (Prof. Luis Salgado) suggested that I could ask somebody about the Academic Community Grants to get a license I can use for teaching. The products I am interested in are those that conform the Intel Parallel Studio for Windows, with emphasis in OpenMP and Intel Amplifier.

Could you please inform me how I can get these academic licenses? This blog mentions a Tools Grant Survey I need to fulfill, but I was unable to find it.

Best regards.

anonymous's picture

Can you please advise me on how I go about applying for the "Intel® Software Development Suite Student Edition for Linux -25 Floating seats" listed at I don't see any links at this page for use in applying. I would like to provide this toolset for use by ECE/CS students in my graduate course on parallel computing (EEL6763) and research center (CHREC, Thank you.

Alan D. George, Ph.D.
Professor of ECE
Founder and Director of the NSF Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC)
University of Florida

anonymous's picture

Our public school was chosen to become a New Tech Network School which will allow the students to work in a project based environment driven by technology. I am looking for information on your site to either apply for a grant or purchase the laptops at cost.

I am not sure this project meets your criteria but I wanted to check. We will need 158 laptops the first year which is Fall 2012.

thank you

Paul Steinberg (Intel)'s picture

Hello Dr.Ramakanthkumar P

I am not sure exactly what your needs are. Please email us at Please put "Attention Paul Steinberg" in the subject heading and we'll follow up.

All the best,

Paul Steinberg
Academic Community Manager

anonymous's picture

I am heading information Science and Engg dept at R V College of Engineering. We have added multicore programming as elective (4 credits course), i would like to have MoU with Intel to set up a lab and offer this to our students. I kindly request you to guide me in this matter.

Dr.Ramakanthkumar P

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