Application Details

In your proposal, please include:

  1. Description of problem to be solved.
  2. Proposed Amazon Web Services (AWS) solution (including specific AWS tools, timeline, key milestones).
  3. Plan for sharing outcomes (tools, data, and/or resources) created during project.
  4. Any potential future use of AWS beyond grant duration by individual research group or broader community.
  5. Names of any AWS employees you have been in contact with (this is not a prerequisite for the application).
  6. Any AWS Public Data Sets to be used in your research.
  7. Keywords to facilitate proposal review.

Program Fine Print

AWS will evaluate academic research support proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year. Typical review cycles are 90 to 120 days. Please plan accordingly. Due to the heavy volume of applications received, expedited reviews are not possible.

Awarded amounts will vary depending on the research proposal and service usage requirements documented in the application.

Student awards will be up to a maximum of $5,000.00. Faculty and Staff awards are not capped.

Awards are in the form of AWS Promotional Credit applicable to AWS services. Amazon EC2 usage supported by AWS Promotional Credit will be for on-demand and spot instances only.

Communication regarding applications and awards are via [email protected]. Please check your spam folders.

If you are awarded AWS Promotional Credit for no-cost usage of applicable AWS services, the AWS Promotional Credit will be good for one year from the time AWS Promotional Credit is applied to the account or until the credit has been fully utilized.

Please make sure to account for the duration of the AWS Promotional Credit in your project timeline.

For more information, please read our AWS Cloud Credit for Research FAQs.

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