Nvidia has a number of programs for working with academic institutions and researchers. I got an email today extolling several new research centers mostly with projects in the hard sciences.
Please spread the call for research projects with GPUs in the difficult sciences. Social sciences and humanities in general.
For example, consider the analysis in How to kill a patent with Python. You discover two very different words for the same thing. You use topics to record they represent the same subject and the graphic display changes in real time to add or subtract patents of interest. And to add or subtract relationships to other patents, patent holders, parties of interest, non-patent literature, etc. Dynamic analysis where your insights change and evolve as you explore the patents. With the ability to roll-back to any point in your journey.
That is the power of very high-end processing and GPUs, such as those from Nvidia, are one way to get there.
BTW, there is an awesome collection of materials from academics already available at this location.
You could be the first person in your department/institution to publish on topic maps using Nvidia GPUs!