What it is
Cloud computing empowers you to do better, faster and more reproducible research. The Microsoft Azure for Research program provides free cloud computing time, training, and resources to help you achieve more.
Microsoft Azure can help you do your research better, bigger, and faster. Our awards program provides free access to significant amounts of cloud computing resources for a year, so you can easily experiment and scale up your project quickly to achieve more. Submitting a short proposal is easy, and you will receive a decision within just a few weeks. This is an ongoing program, with proposals evaluated every two months.
Who it’s for
Faculty, researchers, and graduate students are qualified to submit proposals for Azure awards for research projects. Masters and undergraduate students require a faculty project supervisor to submit their proposal. The Azure for Education program provides free cloud computing for teaching classes of students.
Award program eligibility
To qualify for our awards program, applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution or non-profit research laboratory. In addition to individual investigator projects, we are interested in projects that will support access to services and projects that exemplify valued data to a collaboration or community.
Access Azure resources
In addition to the research awards, there are several other ways to access free Microsoft Azure resources. These include a free 30-day trial available on the Microsoft Azure portal and the MSDN subscription. You may also qualify to use Microsoft Azure for teaching through the Azure in Education program. Students can get free access to Azure through our Dreamspark program.
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